Morgan Baskin is a former editorial assistant at Pacific Standard, previously at the Washington City Paper, where she wrote about urban development and affordable housing in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she was an education reporter for USA Today. She is a graduate of George Washington University, where she studied international affairs and political science. Jack Denton is a former editorial assistant at Pacific Standard. He was previously a producer for The Brian Lehrer Show, a news-and-politics talk show on New York Public Radio, and as a reporter for Solitary Watch. His work has also been featured on Gothamist and Impose Magazine. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.