Cynthia Samuels, former Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and has an extensive background online, on television and in print. Previous online experience includes lengthy stints at iVillage, Amazon and EXCITE. She also has considerable journalism experience, including nine years at the TODAY SHOW and seven at CBS News.
Author of It's A Free Country, a Young Person's Guide to Politics, she has also published book reviews,articles and reports. A graduate of Smith College, Cynthia began her professional life as a press secretary in the McCarthy for President campaign in 1968. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband. They have two sons.
Julie M. Rodriguez is an arts, green living, and political writer based in San Mateo, CA. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Care2 Causes, Greener Ideal, and Inhabitat. Follow her on Twitter @julierwrites. less