Giuliana Furci, Fundacion Fungi de Chile
Since 1999, Giuliana Furci has dedicated her life to justice for fungi. She founded The Fungi Foundation in 2012, where she focuses on conservation and sustainable collection of fungi and fostering national and international mycological capacity. Thanks to her fundamental work, Chile is the first country in the world to include fungi in its environmental legislation at the highest legislative level, thus creating dozens of jobs for mycologists and kicking off the creation of formal financing lines for mycology in the county. She has partnered with Farlow Herbarium of Harvard University, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and the Telluride Mushroom Festival, which awarded her the Salzman Award in 2018. She has published extensively, including the books Fungi Austral (2007), Field Guide Fungi of Chile vol. 1" (second edition, 2016), and Field Guide Fungi of Chile vol. 2 (2018).
Long Litt Woon
Long Litt Woon is an anthropologist and Norwegian Mycological Association certified mushroom expert. She first visited Norway as a young exchange student. There she met and married Norwegian Eiolf Olsen. Her book The Way Through The Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning (2019, Penguin Random House) has been sold to 16 countries. It was the most translated non-fiction book from the Norwegian in 2018. She currently lives in Oslo.
Following the Chinese naming tradition, the author's surname is Long and Litt Woon is her first name.
Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP
Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, has been a family nurse midwife for 25 years. Her academic interest has been the historiography of psychedelics. She has written extensively on the impact of psychedelic experiences in shaping the lives of her contemporaries and worked closely with many of the most distinguished investigators in this field. Currently, she is Professor Emerita of Nursing at Holy Names University in Oakland, California. Her clinical work for the last 22 years has been in one of the pioneering primary care practices of the medical cannabis movement. Her current project is the development of a Thanatology Program for the study of death and dying.