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About Marshall Brain
Marshall Brain is the founder of HowStuffWorks. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. Before founding HowStuffWorks, Marshall taught in the computer science department at NCSU and ran a software training and consulting company.

About Tom Harris
Tom Harris is the Editorial Director for HowStuffWorks. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About Julia Layton
Julia Layton is a Senior Editor for HowStuffWorks. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Duke University and a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Miami.

About Katherine Neer
Katherine Neer is a Senior Editor for HowStuffWorks. She has also served as the Editorial Director of the HowStuffWorks books, and she is the Editor of the new syndicated HowStuffWorks newspaper column. She holds a bachelor's degree in Afro-American Studies and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in Library Science from North Carolina Central University.

About Lee Ann Obringer
Lee Ann Obringer is a staff writer for HowStuffWorks. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism/advertising with an outside concentration in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the HowStuffWorks team, Lee Ann worked for 13 years in corporate marketing, advertising, and communications. In addition to writing for HowStuffWorks, she works as a freelance marketing communications consultant and designer.

About Mark Mine
Mark Mine is Editor-in-Chief of HowStuffWorks Express, a magazine for teachers and students that makes science and technology easy to understand.