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Eli studied English and Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte. A former sportswriter, he writes a blog about coaching his daughters in soccer and once was mistaken for racecar driver Juan Pablo Montoya. He writes on the Internet and other technology. He’s a native of Greeley, Colo., an avid NPR listener and average disc golfer.17 Articles


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Claire earned her English degree from Dickinson College in May 2014 and has been writing web content since then. She is an expert on our Internet team. Her other interests include traveling, playing sports and walking her dogs. Although she grew up in Charlotte, NC, Claire has lived in Singapore and Spain and is fluent in Spanish.9 Articles


Kara graduated from Clemson University with degrees in English and Communication Studies. As any good Tiger alumna would, she live-tweets every Clemson football game and wears way too much orange. When she’s not training to become a Pokémon master, she creates content to help bridge the gap between the real world and the virtual world.9 Articles


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Alice is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism and minor in Spanish. A former Peace Corps Volunteer and international flight attendant, she has longstanding commitment issues when it comes to living in one place for more than a year. Her current interests include free yoga and mastering the art of coffee.2 Articles