Shai Goldfarb Cohen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Digital Media, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include how informal learning communities use digital tools to learn Jewish texts. In her dissertation she will focus on how literature, reading, and learning of Jewish texts can be taught collaboratively using digital tools. For example, in what ways do people learn to become participants in an online Jewish studies community?
Fyza Parviz originally hails from Peshawar Pakistan and has been living in the Bay Area for 16 years. She is currently a graduate student in Liberal Arts at Stanford. She previously worked as a Software Engineer at Apple. She is thrilled to work on Lacuna and develop an engaging online social platform for readers. She is also an aspiring writer and has read her work at various festivals and venues around the Bay Area. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have been published in PaperCuts Magazine and LitSeen.