Featured Contributors

Spring 2023

Alexander Gelfand

Alexander Gelfand (“Physician, Heal Thy World”) is a writer based in New York City who specializes in working with colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations. His portfolio of stories ranges from artificial intelligence and biomedical research to climate change and criminal justice. See alexandergelfand.com.

Delphine Lee

Delphine Lee (“Classnotes”) is an illustrator and artist based in Washington, D.C. Her clients have included The Economist, The New York Times, Lonely Planet and many university magazines. She loves to create images “that explore common themes in everyday life and to break down complexities into smaller palatable bits through humor and sensitivity.” See delphinelee.com.

Audra Melton

Audra Melton (“Physician, Heal Thy World”) is a photographer based in Atlanta whose commercial and editorial work often focuses on social issues. “My roots are in the American South, and I am as passionate about doing work here as any other place in the world.” Melton’s photography has appeared in many publications, including National Geographic, The New Yorker and Garden & Gun. See audramelton.com

Joe Nick Patoski

Joe Nick Patoski (“Record Enthusiasm”) is a former staff writer for Texas Monthly and the Austin American-Statesman and has authored or co-authored biographies of Willie Nelson, Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 2015, he directed the documentary “Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove.” Every Saturday, he hosts the Texas Music Hour of Power on Marfa Public Radio and Wimberley Valley Radio. See joenickp.com

Gustavo Raskosky

Gustavo Raskosky (“Record Enthusiasm”) joined Rice as a staff photographer and videographer last October. “I find storytelling through digital media to be one of the most essential ways of sharing unique perspectives and experiences today.” His experience includes creating digital content for Tokyo Fashion Week, tech startups and fitness brands. A dedicated runner, Raskosky recently qualified for the Boston Marathon.

Chloe Zola

Chloe Zola (“Crew Phi Crew”) is often motivated by social justice issues and current affairs in her illustrations. Her interests include yoga, chocolate chips and learning Spanish at a glacial pace. She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. See chloezola.com.