Shama Rangwala is the founding editor of Pyriscence, a regular panelist on CTV Alberta Primetime, and a Faculty Lecturer at the University of Alberta, where she also earned her PhD. She has lived in Sapporo, Dhahran, Western Massachusetts, East Sussex, and Montreal, and has now returned to her hometown of Edmonton, Canada. She lives in an apartment full of books and music with her beloved cat Fritz.


Matt Schneider is the web editor of Pyriscence. He lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his partner and a growing herd of cats that now outnumbers the humans.


Thomas Dessein is an amateur photographer, amateur graphic designer, and over-enthusiastic web support for Pyriscence. He is a South African living in Edmonton where he fills his time riding, fixing, and building bikes.