Lynn Z. Bloom is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut. She has authored nearly thirty books, including The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays and Writers without Borders.
Karen Coburn is the senior consultant in residence and longtime assistant vice chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis. A licensed psychologist and coauthor of the bestselling book Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, she was a founding member of the St. Louis Women's Counseling Center.
Joan Pearlman is a licensed psychologist and cofounder of the St. Louis Women's Counseling Center. She previously served as counselor for women and director of continuing education for women at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.