What I’ve Done

Honors I’ve received

Pulitzer PrizePulitzer Prize in Distinguished Editorial Writing

National Conflict Resolution Center Peacemaker Award, for Hope Writing Project

Recognized in Esquire Magazine’s annual Hero Nation issue for work as a writing mentor of inner-city students

Distinguished Service Medal, Society of Professional Journalists

Distinguished Writing Award, American Society of Editors

Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing for pieces covering terrorism in Western Europe

What I’ve accomplished

American Himalayan Foundation

Recently, I consulted with the American Himalayan Foundation to increase visibility of its Stop Girl Trafficking Program and to use what the organization has learned over the past 14 years of operation to help nonprofits with similar objectives. Specifically, I provided the program director with the tools she needed to not only to tell the stories of young women sold into child slavery, but convey their stories in a way that would stir the hearts of her listeners and engage potential donors.

“Our first session had a profound effect on me. I felt you guided me to some of the important questions: What is the larger story? Why am I doing this? I am deeply grateful to you.”

Eileen Moncoeur, Program Director
American Himalayan Foundation

National Education Initiative

Covering the story of a dedicated teacher and several of her students in my book, Wall of Fame, I helped facilitate the growth of a successful, small-scale education program to a nationally recognized initiative.

Homeless Court Program

When I learned of a lawyer organizing the first effort to help homeless veterans obtain legal services, I leant my facility for strategic planning in hopes of seeing such services take off on a grand scale. Over the course of five years, I met with the attorney to brainstorm how to grow the program. Currently, the Homeless Court Program I helped develop is in 30 different American cities and has expanded from serving veterans solely, and now includes all homeless people.

Distinguished Lecturer

San Diego State UniversityFor a time, I served as Distinguished Lecturer at San Diego State University’s School of Communication, teaching advanced classes in Editorial Writing. The focus of one writing project I designed helped students enhance themselves and promote a cause they believed in. For one young woman, this project was the catalyst to her securing a job at Amnesty International immediately following graduation.



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