Adrienne Rooney

“Mickalene Thomas”) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History at Rice studying 20th-century art and visual culture in the Caribbean and United States.

Jennie Dorris

(“Word Power”) is a Pittsburgh-based writer, percussionist and interdisciplinary artist. This is her first story for Rice Magazine.

David D. Medina ’83

(“Saludos, Venezuela”) is the director of multicultural community relations at Rice. He has contributed many memorable features to Rice Magazine and its previous incarnation, Sallyport.

Dan Page

(“After the Deluge”) is an award-winning illustrator based in Toronto. When not in his studio, he is usually enjoying time with his wife, three daughters and two dogs.