Miranda Wilcox is an associate professor of English at BYU. At the present time, Wilcox is living in England where she is working on a book project about Anglo-Saxon England at the University of York. In June, she will move to London to co-direct study abroad programs at the BYU London Centre. Wilcox enjoys living in England and meeting members of the Church there.
Becky Billings is currently living in Seattle where she grew up. Billings she is working on a team that managed criminal justice reform programs in Afghanistan with an NGO called the World Justice Project (http://worldjusticeproject.org). They measure the effectiveness of justice systems in over 120 countries around the world, with data gathered from what residents, citizens, and experts say about their experiences and perceptions with the rule of law. She finished a ten-year career with the U.S. Department of State in 2013 and decided it was time to leave Washington, D.C., for the better Washington—Washington state. While Billings was with the State Department, she covered criminal justice reform programs in Albania, Bosnia, and Macedonia, and also ran anti-trafficking-in-persons programs in eastern Europe and Asia. She had the opportunity to visit many countries while working on Secretary Condoleezza Rice’s advance staff and also worked in the political section at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, covering human rights and labor issues. She got bit by the travel bug while on study abroad at the BYU London Centre and has wanted to work internationally ever since.