Esther Brito Ruiz
Esther Brito Ruiz is the Editor-in-Chief of the Writers’ Council. She is a Master’s Graduate in Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics. She was previously a Global Shaper within The World Economic Forum and currently serves as Chair and researcher within the Conflict, Security and Crime Student Research Committee at IAPSS and a Junior Research Fellow in the European Institute of Policy Research and Human Rights (EIPRHR).
Anna Tin Wai Ip
Anna is the Sub-Editor of the Writers’ Council. She is a political science major at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has developed a passion for human rights issues and hopes to create a positive impact with her writing.
Dr. Michelle “Molly” Keating is the Professional Development Associate for the Writers’ Council. Michelle is currently serving as Director of Career Services for South University- Savannah, and uses this platform to connect successful professionals with others that are eager to learn and develop their careers. And with that connection mindset, Michelle continues to develop her own learning and teach others through professional education and volunteering. She teaches Public Speaking for Point University, and volunteers with United Way of the Coastal Empire. Michelle recently graduated from Argosy University with a Doctorate of Education degree specializing in Organizational Leadership. As a life-long learner, she is eager to join IVolunteer and meet others that are committed to service and improving their communities
Maulline Gragau a Professional Development Advisor to the Writers’ Council. She is a creative, researcher, policy and legislative drafter, writer, and lawyer. She is a versatile professional with 5+ years of experience in the areas of law and forensic science. She is passionate about legal practice, renewable energy technologies, inclusive development through ICT, responsive leadership and environmental conservation. Her goal is to make these opportunities available to marginalized people especially indigenous communities, women, and youth. Maulline believes that Africans have the capability to find their own solutions to all the undeniable problems which confront them.
Lei is the Chief Marketing Officer of IVolunteer International AND an Editorial Assistant of the Writers’ Council. Lei is a student at Tallinn University, studying Liberal Art of Social Science. Currently, she is also working as a Contributing Writer for Earth.org based in Hong Kong. She is an aspiring writer/journalist with an interest in mental health and climate change issues, learning musical theater and playing ukulele in her free time.
Rachel is an Editorial Assistant at the Writers’ Council. Rachel is a recent Law and Criminology graduate from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. She is passionate about education, access to justice, the environment, and understanding how to be a better ally to First Nations Australians. She aspires to contribute positively to national and global legal practice and advocacy, and draw awareness to the value in community service. Outside of work and academia, she holds a great appreciation for the enchanting worlds of music and sport and their capacity to bring people together.
Anitta Thajudheen Jia
Anitta is an Editorial Assistant at the Writers’ Council. Anitta is an aspiring researcher and a published author from Kerala, India. Anitta is currently pursuing her master’s in English Language and Literature and Women’s Studies and her arenas of specialization are Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and Film Studies. She ardently believes that writing is a superior way to instigate positive changes in the world. She hopes to venture into full-time research in the future and aspire to contribute to the theorizations on feminism and postfeminism. Among her ongoing projects is a survey-based study on the mental wellbeing of school-going adolescents in her city of South India in light of the pandemic and its aftermath.