MEET THE TEAM
Allison Langer is a Miami native, University of Miami MBA, photographer, writer and a single mom to three children, ages 9, 12 and 13. She is a private writing coach, teaches memoir writing in prison. Allison's stories have appeared in The Washington Post, Mutha Magazine, Scary Mommy, Ravishly, She'SAID' and 50GS Magazine. She's our teacher, producer and host.
Andrea Askowitz created Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge award-winning show. For nine years Lip Service has been playing to audiences 600 strong. Andrea's stories have appeared in The New York Times, AEON, Salon, The Rumpus and have aired on PBS and NPR. She's the author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy and editor of Badass. She's our teacher, producer and host.
Virginia Lora was born in Peru and raised in Miami. She's a bilingual radio producer with a passion for storytelling and social justice. She conducted intake interviews with kids in immigration detention, traveled all over the U.S. collecting oral histories with StoryCorps, and did community outreach for a homeless shelter. Eventually she found radio, trained at Transom, and came home to Miami.
Ariel Henley is a freelance writer in Northern California. She has a BA in English and Political Science from University of Vermont and MA in Education from University of the Pacific. She has spent the last several years writing about issues related to disability, beauty, trauma, and disfigurement. Her work has appeared in outlets like The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, and Narratively. She is currently at work on a memoir. At WCR, Ariel creates content, oversees the Writing Class Radio Instagram account, and assists with publicity and outreach.
Past Production Team
Misha Mehrel is a film editor musician, photographer, and kids soccer coach living in Miami with a cat named Xanax.
Diego Saldana-Rojas is a bilingual multi-media journalist and independent audio producer. He graduated from the FIU School of Communications and is currently being driven crazy by two beautiful women trying to create the best podcast ever!