Founder and Editor in Chief
Stephanie Meade has had a passion for global issues, languages, international travel and writing ever since she can remember. After studying comparative politics at Columbia University as an undergraduate, she lived in Ecuador for over a year as an English teacher. Upon her return, she worked at the United Nations in New York before obtaining her Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia to further her interest in international development. For over five years after, she worked as an economic consultant in the water sector, helping to build water systems across the developing world. Her work brought her to work and sometimes live in a lot of interesting places including Armenia, Georgia, Yemen, Uganda, Germany and Brazil. After having children and a foray into the hedge fund industry, she decided to create InCultureParent.
Stephanie speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, some German, tiny bits of Armenian and Russian and is trying her best to master Arabic, but remains hopelessly beginner. She and her husband, who is from Morocco, are raising their two girls trilingual in Arabic, Spanish and English in the Bay Area. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Meera Sriram has been reviewing and recommending diverse children’s literature for over five years now. She loves to pass on a title or an author to a friend (or a stranger, for that matter). Picture books particularly appeal to the inner child in her. She moved to the U.S at the turn of the millennium from India. After graduate studies and a brief stint as an electrical engineer, she decided to express herself in other creative ways, primarily through writing. She has co-authored two books for children, both published in India. Her writing interests include people and cultures, nature and life’s everyday moments. She also does story time for toddlers in her community. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two kids. Curling up to read a good book with her little boy and girl is something she looks forward to everyday. She constantly fantasizes about a world with no boundaries over hot chai to help stay warm in foggy Northern California.
Associate Craft Editor
Sara Headley lives in northern New Mexico (NM) where she enjoys copious amounts of green chile. She is a homeschooling mom of three young girls. Sara taught first grade in NM before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Sara loves crafting with (and without) her kids, though glitter still remains on the “naughty” list. Sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening and teaching are her passions…for now. Those might change later to something like philosophy, whitewater rafting and hat-making.
Associate Photo Editor
Angelique Geehan is a sensation-seeker who enjoys exchanging knowledge and questioning what she encounters. Online and in her hometown of Houston, Texas, she has found communities of people with whom she can enjoy capoeira, the use of cloth slings (aka ‘babywearing’), and working against shame and fear to increase compassion and respect for others. She and her two half-Irish children would be unschoolers if a label had to be chosen, and she works as director of communications at what she considers a very interesting investment company. One day, she may be engaged in both activities while traveling the world with the kiddos.
Staff Writer and Assistant Editor
Crystal Hoshaw is a millennial mama with an adventurous spirit, Crystal recently returned to the States from another life in Thailand with her little boy. She writes about her trials and triumphs as a single mother and a human attempting to live an authentic life. You can read more about Crystal and her whip-smart Tasmanian devil as they cook, craft, meditate, and laugh their way through life’s ups and downs at www.lessthanperfectparenting.com.
Born to a large family in Quito, Ecuador, Carmen Cordovez went to bilingual Spanish/English school from kindergarten through high school. Her childhood was happily spent going to the beach and riding horses during the summer. She studied and worked in advertising in Ecuador, before moving to Brazil to study computer science. She then moved to San Francisco and worked as a database administrator for Oracle, followed by a start-up. She has always loved traveling, and before having kids, traveled as much as she could to places like India, Burma, Turkey and more. Since having her two American-Ecuadorian kids, she spends her time raising her children, creating art, traveling and doing occasional consulting projects. Her children are currently fourth and first graders in a Mandarin immersion school and are able to communicate in Mandarin. They are also fluent in Spanish and English. She happily spends her summers on a yearly pilgrimage to Ecuador (or other Spanish speaking countries) to visit family for her children’s bicultural/bilingual experience.
Saill White has worked as a scientist, software engineer and interface designer since 1991. She has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory both as a researcher in the Supernova Cosmology Group and as a software engineer for the Environmental Energy Technology Department. In the public sector, she served as an energy analyst and software designer for Berkeley Solar Group and for her own company Suncalc, and as Vice President of Product Development for Lina Software. She has a passion for creating beautiful software that works. She has a degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is happy to be raising her daughter in the ocean of cultural riches that is the the San Francisco Bay Area.
Web Magic Maker
Saifullah Bin Mujib is so passionate about computers and the web, he counts coding as one of his hobbies, alongside music and traveling. He enjoys learning about people from other cultures. A native of Bangladesh, he currently lives in Sweden where he is pursuing graduate studies in Information Technology. He speaks Bangla, English and is currently learning Swedish.