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Dalia Colón is a multimedia journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and on NPR, among other places. Dalia currently works as a reporter/producer for WUSF Public Media. She's also the Smart Travel Insider for VISITFLORIDA.com, where she blogs about vacation deals. Dalia previously worked as an arts and entertainment reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, where she interviewed everyone from Dr. Maya Angelou to the singer Pink.
Megan Voeller has written more than 250 exhibit reviews and feature stories about art and culture in Tampa Bay as a visual art critic for weekly newspaper Creative Loafing. Her criticism has also appeared in Art Papers, the non-profit Atlanta-based magazine, and has been recognized with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, South Florida Chapter, and the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists. Since 2010, Megan has worked at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum to develop interdisciplinary educational programs.
Gabe Ortiz is a proud father, a professional actor, and a member of the Actors Equity Association. His work has been seen on local and national stages, as well as the host of WEDU’s Kids in the Arts. He is currently the co-founder and Vice Principal of Oasis Middle School in Bradenton, Florida, and the Artistic Director of the TAKE Theatre Ensemble, a performance group for at risk teens. Originally from Los Angeles, California, he has a B.A. in Theater Arts from Cal State Northridge and an M.F.A. in Acting from Penn State University.