The People

Katharine Griffith

I grew up in the D.C. area. I went to the University of Virginia for my BA, and then to law school at the University of Connecticut. After three disgruntled years getting my JD, I decided to go back for an MFA in creative writing. It took six years to get my MFA from George Mason University because I kept having kids. Now, I live in Northern Virginia (or Narnia, as my high school friend called it) with my husband, children, and beagle. I read, write, and enjoy the community of readers and writers that I met through my MFA program. I hope to expand that community for myself and others through this blog and podcast.

Aanya Chugh is an architectural designer and strategist currently working at Industrious, a coworking company based in Manhattan. When she isn’t strategizing about coworking space, her hobbies include graphic design, writing, and photography. Call it a miracle, but some of her time also goes into taking care of her husband and adorable dog! Aanya designed the logo for Just the Gist Please and consulted on JGP’s promotional materials.

Michael Gibson is the Chief Technology Officer of Sol Systems, a solar finance and development firm in Washington D.C. He earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia, where he met his wife, Katharine Griffith. Mike patiently helps his wife with all things technological and has consulted on many aspects of the Just the Gist Please website.

Cloud Spurlock works as a writer/editor in Washington, D.C. and has a background in marketing and digital engagement. She plans to graduate with an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University in December 2019. When not on the job or doing schoolwork, she tries to keep up with her wild toddler son and talented, super-kind husband. She’s currently succeeding at taking a long social media break and making regular time to reconnect with analog creative process. Cloud helped incept Just the Gist Please and supplied our trusty Zoom H5 Handy Recorder.

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