Johanna Mair is academic editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review; professor of organization, strategy, and leadership at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin; and the Hewlett Foundation scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurial actors create value through novel organizational and institutional arrangements. She is a vice-chair of the Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation at the World Economic Forum (Davos). She has written three books on the subject of social entrepreneurship and multiple award-winning articles on international development, scaling social impact, and corporate strategy.

Email Johanna Mair.


Eric Nee is managing editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review, and co-host of the Social Innovation Conversations podcast channel. Eric has close to 30 years of experience in the publishing industry. Before joining Stanford University, he was a senior writer for Fortune. While there, Eric helped Time Inc. launch eCompany Now (where he was executive editor), which later merged with Business 2.0. Before joining Fortune, Eric launched Forbes’s Silicon Valley bureau, where he was bureau manager. He also served as editor-in-chief of Upside magazine for close to five years. Eric has won numerous awards, including being named one of the most influential technology journalists by Technology Marketing in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Eric earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif., with his wife Tekla, a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum magazine, and one of his three children.

Email Eric Nee.


Shannon Thompson is publishing and marketing director of Stanford Social Innovation Review. She has over 20 years of experience in integrated marketing and brand development, with a deep understanding of the content marketing ecosystem. Before joining Stanford University, Shannon was the vice president of marketing and brand development at Time Inc.'s Sunset Publishing. During her tenure at Time Inc., she created and developed several multi-million dollar marketing programs to diversify the brand and its revenue. Before Time Inc., she led technology sector advertising sales at Silicon Valley Business Journal. Shannon has won several advertising industry marketing awards and during her tenure as vice president of marketing, Sunset won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Shannon received a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from San Francisco State University.

Email Shannon Thompson.

Michael Slind is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He has extensive experience as a writer, editor, and publishing professional. Michael is co-author, with Boris Groysberg, of Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). Previously, he worked at Harvard Business School, where he wrote widely used case studies on corporate strategy and entrepreneurial management. Earlier in his career, he served as managing editor and as a senior editor at Fast Company magazine. During his tenure as its managing editor, Fast Company won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. In addition, Michael has acted as an editorial consultant for business author Tom Peters, among others. For Peters, he helped to develop the books Re-imagine! (Dorling-Kindersley, 2003) and The Little Big Things (HarperStudio, 2010). Michael earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Kansas and an master's degree in history from Cornell University. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif.

Email Michael Slind.


Jenifer Morgan is senior digital editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. Jenifer has 15 years of publishing experience and has developed award-winning publications both in print and online. Before coming to Stanford University, she was a writer and web consultant for the Redford Center, a social change nonprofit founded by Robert Redford. Previously, she was editorial director of Ideal Bite, an online media company for conscious consumers. She was also founding editor of Shojo Beat magazine and managing editor of MacAddict magazine (now MacLife). Jenifer was a WorldTeach volunteer in Poland through Harvard University’s Center for International Development and earned a Private Pilot License from the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with studies abroad at the University of Leeds, UK.

Email Jenifer Morgan.


Carrie Pogorelc is advertising, events, and circulation manager for Stanford Social Innovation Review. Before joining SSIR, she was a volunteer services assistant at The Tech Museum in San Jose, where she coordinated more than 400 volunteers to help operate the museum daily and launched the successful Summer Volunteer Program in 2008. Carrie earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing, cum laude, from Santa Clara University (SCU), where she was an NCAA Division 1 student-athlete and a volunteer English teacher for Spanish-speaking campus workers. Carrie is an active volunteer for SCU: She is an nine-year veteran of the New Student Welcome program; a volunteer for Alumni for Others; and is active in other alumni events.

Email Carrie Pogorelc.


Devin Briski is publishing and marketing associate for Stanford Social Innovation Review. Before joining SSIR, she worked with Professor Johan Swinnen at the University of Leuven, Belgium to draft a popular read version of his scholarly work, The Economics of Beer (Oxford University Press, 2008). Devin earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Columbia University, where she worked as writer and editor for Columbia Daily Spectator. She served as managing editor of weekly campus arts and features tabloid The Eye, in addition to interning at Eater: New York and Details magazine. Devin also worked several summers as content development intern for Rural Education Action Project at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. 

Email Devin Briski.


Justine Drennan is assistant editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review. Before coming to Stanford, she was a fellow at Foreign Policy in Washington, D.C., where she wrote, edited, and produced stories from around the world, focusing on Asia and civil society. She previously interned at The Nation in New York and lived in Cambodia while reporting on Southeast Asia for the Associated Press, The Phnom Penh Post, and other outlets. She majored in history at Princeton University and received her master’s degree in international relations from Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Justine grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is happy to be living here again.

Email Justine Drennan.

Contributing Editors

Suzie Boss

Copy Editors

Madeleine Adams
Kathleen Much

Editorial Interns

Reed Canaan
Maya Ganesan
Jamie Stark

Marketing Interns

Michelle Huang
Hye Jeong Yoon

Art Direction and Design, Print Edition

David Herbick Design

Website Design and Development

Hop Studios

Academic Advisory Council

Paola Perez-Aleman, McGill University
Josh Cohen, Stanford University
Alnoor Ebrahim, Harvard University
Marshall Ganz, Harvard University
Chip Heath, Stanford University
Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan
Dean Karlan, Yale University
Anita McGahan, University of Toronto
Lynn Meskell, Stanford University
Len Ortolano, Stanford University
Francie Ostrower, University of Texas
Anne Claire Pache, ESSEC Business School
Woody Powell, Stanford University
Rob Reich, Stanford University