Risa Pappas joined Catalyst in 2016 as an Associate Editor and is responsible for reviewing much of Catalyst's print and digital content, especially on catalyst.org. A proofreading hawkeye with a focus on clarity, she works directly with Research, Corporate Board Services, MARC, and other teams to ensure the editorial integrity and compositional excellence of Catalyst materials before distribution to Supporters and the general public. Risa is also a member of the Social Media team.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Risa worked in academia, serving as an adjunct professor of film studies and audio production and as assistant general manager of award-winning college station WP 88.7 Brave New Radio. She has also worked as a freelance reporter and editor.
She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University and her BA in Communications from William Paterson University of New Jersey. Risa is also a writer, voiceover artist, and independent filmmaker.