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Our team formed out of a need to find a better way to teach writing and a better way to write. We are a group of writing and langauge scholars, business specialists, software developers and designers who've set out to accomplish just that. In 2016, we received an Amazon Catalyst grant to develop prototypes of tools that will make writers who move people. Now we're making a new paradigm in writing education and practice.

Tait Bergstrom is a doctoral student at the University of Washington who is interested in second language writing and multimodal educational materials for language learners. Currently in the English Department’s language and rhetoric program, he did his master’s degree in TESOL. He has worked as an author and editor of comic books and illustrated children’s books for a university publisher in China and has edited comics published by Dark Horse and Image Comics.

Dylan Medina is a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington who is interested in Rhetoric and Composition, Pedagogy, and Educational Technology. He is passionate about education and has taught, tutored, and developed materials for students ranging from elementary age language learners to computer science students to college freshman to people transitioning out of the armed services. He has also written content for a number of Seattle-based startups.

Yijun Wang is a MBA student at the University of Washington who is interested in business, development, and educational technology. He earned his Masters of Science in Software Engineering at North Dakota State University. He has experience developing software for large companies both in China and the United States. He has also taught courses to STEM students at the university level on topics ranging from microcomputer systems to algebra to database management.