Meet the Staff

Jennifer Baumgardner is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is the author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (FSG, 2000), Grassroots (FSG, 2005), Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics (FSG, 2007), Abortion & Life (Akashic, 2008), and F’ em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls (Seal, 2011). Jennifer is also the creator of the I Had an Abortion project and film as well as the director/producer of It Was Rape (2012). She writes frequently for magazines ranging from Harper’s Bazaar to The Nation, is the cocreator of Feminist Camp and Soapbox Inc. (a feminist speakers’ bureau), and she travels the country talking about activism, feminism, and the experiences that we’re supposed to keep secret.

Rachel Aimee is the coordinator of children’s programming at the Feminist Press. She writes about gender and parenting on her blog, Not Anti-Princess, and beyond. She is a coeditor of $pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution (Feminist Press, 2015).

Suki Boynton is the senior graphic designer at the Feminist Press. She is a graduate of Connecticut College with a BA in art history and has a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Charleston, SC. She currently lives in New Jersey.

Lucia Brown is the external relations manager for the Feminist Press. She is a graduate of Ithaca College where she studied international communications and gender studies, and is originally from Maine. In her free time, Lucia volunteers with NOW-NYC.

Alyea Canada is an editorial assistant at the Feminist Press. She received her Bachelor's degree in film and comparative literature from the University of Rochester, and her master's degree in liberal studies from the New School. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Hannah Goodwin is the administrative manager for the Feminist Press. Originally from Maine, she received her Bachelor’s in anthropology from Colby College. She has worked as a teacher in Boston and abroad, and as an office coordinator for Women Make Movies. She volunteers with GenSexNYC, coordinating and facilitating anti-opression gender and sexuality workshops.  

Kait Heacock is a publicist at the Feminist Press. Originally from the West Coast, she graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in creative writing and earned her masters in publishing from Portland State University. Kait is also a fiction writer, and her debut collection of short stories, Siblings, will be released in the fall of 2016.

Lauren Rosemary Hook is the translation acquisitions editor at the Feminist Press. She also manages foreign rights and oversees production. She graduated from the University of Georgia where she studied Spanish, Latin American Caribbean studies, and international affairs.

Jisu Kim is the marketing and sales manager and internship coordinator at the Feminist Press. She oversees the marketing life of a book, from its beginnings as an ISBN to becoming course adopted and a backlist gem. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied comparative literature and political theory, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Drew Stevens, art director, joined the Feminist Press staff in 2008. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, he has lived in New York for over 20 years and has been designing books for over 25. Some of his book designs can be viewed on his website studiodrew.net.