Jo Giese is an award-winning radio journalist, author, teacher, community activist, and global traveler.

As a special correspondent she was part of the Peabody-award-winning team at Marketplace, public radio’s daily business show, and she’s been a contributor to This American Life.

Her non-fiction writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, European Travel & Life, and Vogue.

Currently on sabbatical, she has traveled to India three times, China and Africa twice, Patagonia, and Bhutan.