Pamela Kerpius is the founder of the humanitarian storytelling organization, Migrants of the Mediterranean. She personally greets migrants on Lampedusa island––and now in cities across Italy––and records their journey stories in one-on-one interviews. She maintains regular personal communication with those who wish to stay in touch, then conducts fieldwork from north to south, meeting the people she before only knew in their fragile first days after rescue, in continuation of their stories. Kerpius is a freelance writer and copywriter, and holds a M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University and two B.A.s from the University of Colorado, in History and English. She splits her time between New York City and Italy.