I have been a regular, or contributing blogger for BlogHer, WEtv’s WE Volunteer blog, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Huffington Post and WorldChanging. I also produced and/or hosted the Arts and Healing Podcast, Echoing Green’s Be Bold Podcast, and The Big Vision Podcast. My local paper, The East Bay Express, named me the blogger and podcaster most dedicated to social change.
I’ve also facilitated workshops and participated in panels across the country about blogging, social media, and social change for events such as Bioneers, BlogHer, NTC (Nonprofit Technology Conference), Writing for Change Conference, Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp, Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Summit, Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference, and San Francisco Writers Conference.
I received my BA in Sociology from Vassar College, where I wrote my thesis about alternative medicine as a social movement, and received my MA in Creation Spirituality from Holy Names College, where my Master’s thesis revolved around art-as-meditation as a daily practice. I’m also a certified Sivananda yoga instructor, and have completed Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Art of Leadership training, and Off the Mat, Into the World’s Yoga, Purpose, and Action Intensive.
I recently joined the team at Tracking Wonder as a Premium Consultant.
When I’m not working, I enjoy life in the Bay Area with my husband and our cat who thinks she is a dog. I love to saturate the color in my Instagram photos, go to Zumba classes with great Latin music, and read cozy mysteries.
Photo by Colorful Kierra