Emily Moses is Editor in Chief of Café Américain. A second year candidate who exclusively writes nonfiction, Emily uses the essay form as a space to work out the connections between the conflicts and questions in her messy mind. Emily is from Texas but absolutely loves living in Washington, DC now. Emily cannot possibly attempt to choose a single favorite book; she can, however, commit to reading and rereading anything written by Joan Didion, Toni Morrison, Virginia Woolf, and Mary Roach.
Jewel Edwards is Features Editor of Café Américain. A third year candidate with a focus in Creative Nonfiction, Jewel writes primarily about her mother and religion. Originally from Prince George’s County, Maryland, she’s lived in Baltimore, Alexandria, and currently loves living in DC She works at a local nonprofit in communications and co-parents a cat named Mr. Swiffer. Jewel’s favorite novel is The Secret History by Donna Tartt because it’s deliciously dark.
Revital Aranbaev is the Columns Editor of Café Américain. She has published pieces for various newspapers and blogs including The Jerusalem Post. She writes nonfiction and focuses her work on the human experience, women’s issues, as well as health and wellness. Revital has also developed and taught workshops on various writing and health topics. Originally from Tel-Aviv, she was raised in New York City and is currently exploring a life in DC.