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I am a writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit media world. Currently, I oversee The Progress Network at New America as its Executive Director. I also handled the organization's launch.

I write the What Could Go Right? newsletter, which reaches 75,000 readers every Thursday morning, and co-host the WCGR? podcast. Both share underreported global progress and approach current affairs from a constructive perspective. You might like them if the mainstream news tires you out.

I was previously Executive Editor of Tricycle, the largest Buddhist publication in the West, where I led the editorial team.

I've guided writers into shaping award-winning essays and have helped many authors craft their book proposals and manuscripts. I am the editor of two books from Wisdom Publications, Touching Ground and Wholehearted. I am currently working on a book project about media literacy and am publishing articles on the topic at my Substack, Emma Explains

I am a graduate of New York University's journalism program and an alumnus of Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I studied Tibetan Buddhism. I live in Athens, Greece.


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