People:Cita is a collaborative effort of love made possible by the generosity of many direct and indirect contributors. Cita is fiscally sponsored by Educopia Institute and funded through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation.

Open Positions:

STAFF DESIGNER (Coming Soon) The Staff Designer will create and maintain visuals for Cita’s catalog, social media, and promotional materials. They will also create and maintain design templates for Cita contributors and partners, including Cita Studio projects. They will be an integral part of a small, flexible team focused on publishing and celebrating feminist books, design and educational content, and will play an important role in projects related to the organization’s long-term sustainability and growth. More details coming soon here.


Illustration of Juliana Castro

Juliana Castro Varón is Cita’s Founder and Design Director. She is a designer, and the author of Papel sensible. Juliana is currently a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Illustration of Jessi Haley

Jessi Haley is Cita’s Editorial Director. Jessi previously managed the creative writing program at the University of Chicago and has served on the editorial staff of Chicago Review and Colloquium Magazine.

Illustration of Fabian Rios

Fabián Ríos is Cita’s Web Developer. Fabian brings about 11 years of experience as a developer and media artist. He lives with his wife, children, and dog in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Illustration of Daniel Saldana Paris

Daniel Saldaña París is Cita's Literary Translation & Technology Fellow. A writer and translator born in Mexico City, author of three novels and a collection of personal essays. He was a 2022-2023 Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library.

Getting Fit consulting team: Lauren Dapena Fraiz, Katherine Kim, Brandon Locke, Jessica Meyerson

Advisory Board:

Illustration of Janneke Adema

Dr. Janneke Adema is a cultural and media theorist working in the fields of (book) publishing and digital culture. In her research she explores the future of scholarly communications and experimental forms of knowledge production. She also supports a variety of scholar-led, not-for-profit publishing projects, including the Radical Open Access Collective, Open Humanities Press, ScholarLed, Post Office Press (POP), and COPIM.

Illustration of Gita Manaktala

Gita Manaktala is the Executive Editor at Large for the MIT Press, a publisher of scholarship at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology. She works closely with the press’s team of acquiring editors and acquires her own list in the areas of information science and communication.

Illustration of Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Board Director for System, Inc. and the former chief executive officer of the Wikimedia Foundation. She has spent her career at the intersection of technology, human rights, democracy and international development, and has worked with UNICEF, the National Democratic Institute, the World Bank, and Access Now.

Illustration of Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson is Co-Director of Educopia Institute, where she is chiefly responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of the organization’s strategic direction. She’s also Co-Director of The Maintainers, a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance infrastructure, repair and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.

General Contributors:

Volunteer Web Development Lead: Juan José Castro Varón.

Designers: Josie Bellini, Antonela Debiasi, Fiorella Ferroni, Thaïs Jacoponi, Irina Koryagina, Annika Leppäaho, Kathy Mueller, Jiwon Park, Laura Ramírez, Natalia Rojas, Laura Savina, Lauren Smedley, Luce Terrasson, Catalina Vásquez, Jean Yang, Petra Zehner

Writers: Ana María Carvajal, Francesca Gargallo, Catherine J. Golden, Bonnie Hurd Smith, Christy Hyman, Carol MacKay, Heather Ostman, Krithika Varagur, Gabrielle Welsh

Cypherpunk Women writers & editors: Leigh Cuen, Michael McSweeney, Marisol Bayona Román, Soona Amhaz, Saga Arvidsdotter, Josie Bellini, Kiara Bickers, Audrey Chaing, Emily Faria, Janey Gak, Allie Eve Knox, Jordan Kong, Sarah Jamie Lewis, Mir Liponi, Beth McCarthy, Chrissa McFarlane, Lisa Neigut, Norika Kizawa, Chelsea Palmer, Anita Posch, Samantha Radocchia, Hannah Rosenberg, Kokab “Setareh” Shabanipour, Amber Scott, Alena Vranova, Leah Wald, Karima Williams, Joyce Yang, Linda Xie, @Bitcoinstripper, @GlitchesBrew, @Tina_in_Tech, and many more.

Other contributors and supporters: Nate Angell (Mozilla Open Leaders mentor and friend), Tien Mimi Nguyen (Write Speak Code SF advocate), Camilo Villegas (Web Dev support)

Video credits: Fantasy by Podington Bear, Icons by Creative Mania, Llisole, Mungang Kim, Becris and corpus delicti and Luisa Iborra. Powered by The Noun Project, and licensed under CC. Preformatted text - Project Gutenberg. Interior illustrations for The Yellow Wall-Paper - Jo. H. Hatfield, currently under public domain. Spanish translation for The Old Maid - Freeditorial. Video voice - Kira Street. Bindery by Evan Brooks. Licensed under MIT License. Short video / gifs - From Giphy! Roboto and Bitter, distributed by Google Fonts. Licensed under OFL, Bluu, distributed by Open Foundry. Licensed under OFL. If you believe this could be a more concrete credit, hit us up!

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