Amy Brady & Tajja Isen


Amy Brady is the Executive Director of Orion. She is also the author of a cultural history of ice in America and the former Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books. She holds a PhD in literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has won writing and research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, and the Library of Congress.

Tajja Isen is the author of the essay collection Some of My Best Friends. She is also the editor-in-chief of Catapult Magazine and co-editor of the essay anthology The World As We Knew It. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Longreads, BuzzFeed, Gawker, and The Walrus, among other outlets.