Risa Pappas is the editor and manager of Catalyst's blog content as well as a contributor. Additionally, 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, especially through digital content channels such as Catalyst.org. 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 station manager and radio personality at 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, independent filmmaker, and an editor at a small poetry press.