Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu

Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu is an insightful storyteller—specifically in the exploration of her Latinidad—with more than 200 bylines in publications such as The New York Times, CNN, Food & Wine, Harper's Bazaar, and other top tier media outlets. As a Mexican-Chinese immigrant, Ximena is bicultural and fluent in Spanish. She splits her time between Chicago, Albuquerque, and Mexico City.

Edra Soto

Puerto Rican born, Edra Soto is an interdisciplinary artist and codirector of the outdoor project space the Franklin. Soto has been awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, the Illinois Arts Council Agency Fellowship, the inaugural Foundwork Artist Prize, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, among others.

Lyanne Alfaro

Lyanne Alfaro is an award-winning journalist, producer, and strategist covering what's next in the world of business as well as the intersection of money and culture through her newsletter and podcast, Moneda Moves.