Patricia Martin is a researcher, author and podcaster. At the dawn of the internet, she worked at the American Library Association where she collaborated with Microsoft, major telecoms, Vinton Cerf and Vice President Al Gore’s Internet Initiative to wire American communities. She ran multi-million-dollar public campaigns to address issues of access and privacy.
In 1995, she founded an award-winning communications boutique serving clients such as Dannon, Discovery Media, the Ms. Foundation for Women, New York Philharmonic and Oracle. In 2001, she started an independent social research lab sharing her findings in books and articles. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, New York Times and Slate. She travels the world giving talks for private clients, as well as public events with audiences ranging from 30 to 1,000 attendees.
After finding success in business, she was ready to devote her attention fulltime to research and writing. While studying the impact of the digital culture on the human psyche, she encountered the work of Carl Jung and began formal training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, where she hosts the podcast, Jung in the World. She earned an MFA in non-fiction writing from Bennington College, an MA in Irish Literature and Culture from University of Ireland, Dublin, and a BA from Michigan State. She also holds certification in medical narrative from Duke University. A native of Detroit, she works in Chicago and resides near the dunes of Lake Michigan with her husband and countless deer.