Lisa Bennett is a writer, mother, and journalist. Her current interest is in writing about how to live a good life in times of great uncertainty.
She is coauthor of the 2012 book, Ecoliterate, with psychologist and bestselling author, Daniel Goleman, and Zenobia Barlow.
Bennett has specialized in topics ranging from health and well being to gay rights and climate change. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Harper’s, Grist, American Health, Mademoiselle, More, and Mothering.
It has also been collected in books including: The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness; Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability; and A Place at the Table: Struggles for Equality in America.
A former fellow at Harvard University’s Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy and author of numerous research studies, she was founding director of a major educational project for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and serves as communications director for the Center for Ecoliteracy.
Bennett earned a Bachelor’s degree in literature and writing and a Master’s degree in international and public affairs from Columbia University.
She lives with her family in the Bay Area.