Andrew Yaspan by Darryl Holliday

Andrew Yaspan began his professional career in New Orleans after graduating from Bucknell University in 2011. While in New Orleans, Andrew has worked in education, web development, the service industry and spent over two-and-a-half years as a Health Project and Planning Analyst at the City of New Orleans Health Department. Andrew also contributes to and engages the local organizing, tech, political, and youth communities in various capacities.

Over the summer, Andrew is working with the Invisible Institute on improving the New Orleans Independent Police Monitor’s intake process and tech strategy, as well as developing a “proof-of-concept” or how the agency can most effectively share its data and analysis. Afterwards, he will be attending the Harris School of Public Policy where he will pursue a graduate degree in Computational Analysis and Public Policy.

Audrey Petty by Darryl Holliday

Audrey Petty writes fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, and she teaches in the Odyssey Project and the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. Her work has been published in such journals as African American Review, StoryQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Gravy, Saveur and ColorLines. Her fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she's been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council and the Hewlett Foundation. She is the editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing (Voice of Witness/McSweeney’s). 

As a member of the Youth-Police Project team at Hyde Park Academy, my work is focused on supporting students in their individual writing practices. These practices include: drafting copy for media assignments, composing essays for coursework in History, Literature and Social Studies classes, and developing and advancing independent projects in creative writing.



Vidura Jang Bahadur by Darryl Holliday

Vidura Jang Bahadur is a Visual Arts MFA student at the University of Chicago. His interests lie in exploring ideas and experimenting with storytelling, form and format. He is currently exploring ideas of identity and the relationship of policy to place making in Chicago through his work.

As a Fellow at the Invisible Institute, Vidura is teaching a photography-based workshop that will enable participants to tell their stories through making photographs. The aim of the workshop is to empower participants to develop a critical understanding how images work and use this knowledge to tell their own stories.