The best possible future is the one we invent.
As an independent researcher, I study ripples in the culture before they become waves. Currently, I’m finishing up a decade-long analysis of how identity is built, and rebuilt, in the digital age.
At the dawn of the digital age, I worked on creative teams with major telecoms and Microsoft to design campaigns that would launch the internet into American communities. I kept blogging and speaking about the rising digital culture at conferences worldwide.
The journey to the leading edge of digital culture
Earlier in my career, I worked at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Library Association where I created national programs aimed at inspiring a diverse public. In these roles, I pioneered strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Verizon and Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter franchise.
After finding success inside organizations, I opened a boutique consulting practice to help clients seed messages into the culture. My team launched Animal Planet for Discovery Communications. I helped Dannon partner with National PTA and I devised a new revenue stream for the Ms. Foundation for Women’s Take Our Daughters to Work Day. In 2018, I created a revolutionary Internet Privacy campaign for the Freedom to Read Foundation.
I studied at great places: Michigan State B.A. English/sociology, University of Ireland-Dublin, M.A. literature and cultural studies, C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Jungian Studies, and Bennington College M.F.A. in nonfiction.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lakeforest School Graduate School of Management have hosted me as guest faculty.
I’m a proud member of the Association of Transformative Consumer Research, the Author’s Guild of America, Conscious Capitalism, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago’s Professional Affiliate Group.