Alicia DeSantis is the graphics editor at The New York Times for Features and Culture. She writes, produces, edits, art directs, designs and illustrates pieces for print, for web and for video. She is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award, and has earned portfolio medals from both the Malofiej Society and from the Society of News Design. DeSantis was recently nominated for an Emmy. In the summer she teaches visual narrative at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has a Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University, where she wrote about the history of mental imagery. Some of her diverse portfolio includes comics, illustrations, photo essays, maps and diagrams. DeSantis also created this Emmy-nominated video.