Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, producer Kristin Jordan discovered her love of film in the late 1990s as Turner Entertainment’s first high school intern. After receiving her B.S. and B.A. from CU Boulder, Kristin moved to Los Angeles to pursue her Masters in Journalism at USC. She produced, shot & edited several documentaries for USC’s award-winning cableTV news magazine, including Joshua Tree a Place of Solitude about Joshua Tree Park being on the Top 10 Endangered National Park list for three consecutive years. She also filmed an independent documentary titled Hlabisa an Unbroken Spirit about the daily struggles of the inhabitants of a remote, poverty stricken village that’s the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. kristinjordan.com
Joe's been making movies since he was six years old, starting with a Hi8 camera, his friends, and Legos. Throughout high school, he worked with the LifeChronicles organization, filming and editing documentaries about the lives of terminally ill people. He recently graduated from Chapman University's film department and is currently working in Los Angeles as a director/editor on music videos, commercials, and short films. He is currently cutting the ASK documentary after a month long stay. joedietsch.com
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project. He is former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He also served as Chancellor of the University of Guyana. He has been elected to several scientific academies inluding the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences. He has won several international awards and honorary degrees for his work on sustainable devenlopment. He holds a Ph.D. in science and technology policy studies.