I am coauthor (with bestselling author and psychologist Daniel Goleman) of Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence and a contributor to books including The Compassionate Instinct, Smart by Nature, and A Place at the Table. I’ve written for The New York Times, Harper’s, Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, More, Mothering, Vox, and other publications.
I am a former fellow at Harvard University’s Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, an Ashoka Changemakers thought leader, and New York University faculty member. I’ve also worked as deputy director, communications director, and program director, for several nonprofits; as a journalist for several newspapers; and as a ghostwriter for leadership and higher education experts.
I enjoy public speaking and have done so at events organized by Ashoka Changemakers, The Garrison Institute’s Climate, Mind, and Behavior Programs, The Institute at the Golden Gate, The Packard Foundation, The Human Rights Campaign, and Harvard University. I have also made more than 100 radio and TV appearances, including on ABC-TV San Francisco, the BBC, C-SPAN, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
I hold a Master’s in International Affairs and Journalism, and a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, from Columbia University.