Kathy Leonard is professor of Spanish and Hispanic linguistics at Iowa State University, Ames, and was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Bolivia. She was awarded an NEH grant for 2003 to translate the Bolivian novel Bajo el oscuro sol by Yolanda Bedregal.
Susan Benner is an instructor of English and linguistics at Iowa State University and an Iowa Art Fellow in the Master of Fine Arts in translation program at the University of Iowa.
Marjorie Agosín is professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She is well-known as a poet and activist and is the author or editor of numerous books.