BIO Deborah Plummer, PhD is Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Medical School with primary responsibility for establishing the vision, providing leadership, strategic direction and coordination for all human resources and diversity initiatives. Paloma Valenzuela is a Dominican-American writer, director and actress originally from the city of Boston.

Steve Almond www. Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. During her time at Columbia, she interned in the fiction department at The New Yorker.

Her goal is to maintain a cipher of self that is uncontrollable, undocumented and just plain ole dope. Best of Year Three. I love stories about outsiders, weirdos and dreamers, rendered vividly through close attention to language, details and style.