Creating fun, informative, inspiring books takes a team!

Riya Jain

Riya Jain is in 10th grade in Chicago, IL. She co-authored 13 Can Words and all the books in The Class That Can: Staying Healthy series. She has been in multiple videos educating young people on health issues. Active in school, Riya enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and piano. Riya believes in developing a “CAN mindset” so you can focus on the positive and all the amazing things you CAN do!

JJ Vulopas

With an approach that educators have called transformational, JJ inspires young people everywhere to become “Citizens of Can” by embracing the 14 Words of Can. His youth empowerment resources are used by schools and pediatricians’ offices nationwide. JJ is the author of Land of Not, 13 Can Words, TLoc, and The Class That Can: Staying Healthy series. An assistant vice president at Lucid Management and Capital Partners LP, JJ is a 2019 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.

Bill Dussinger

Bill is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and educator from Lititz, PA. He has a BS degree in Art Education from Kutztown University. Bill has been in the design business for over 30 years for many clients such as Discovery Channel, the Oakland Raiders, East Coast Music Hall of Fame and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. He currently teaches graphic design and illustration at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA. In his spare time he loves to visit his four grandchildren, paint watercolor paintings and watch college football.
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