Thomas Mills graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia, with a degree in communication and a minor in business. He was a member of the Honors and Scholars Program and editor-in-chief of The Marlin Chronicle, the student run newspaper of VWC. His newswriting and photography won national awards from the Society for Collegiate Journalists. At the University of Georgia, Mills was a photographer and designer for the Red and Black, the university's student newspaper. He will receive his master’s degree in advertising at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017.
Anshool Deshmukh graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from BVDUCOE in Pune, India. He is a member of several student and parliamentary organizations and was one of the foremost members of the Indian Student Parliament in association with UNESCO. He was the Chief Editor of The Den and Zeitgeist two college news publications widely read across the city and also had a short stint working for the Times of India. He is known for being a nationally ranked elocutionist and debater, with a tied highest number of victories. He will receive his master’s degree in journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017.