Career Advice Contributing Writers


Alexis Perrotta, Senior Editor & Writer

As the editor of Idealist Careers and a lifelong nonprofit professional, Alexis offers job seekers, game changers, and do gooders actionable tips, career resources, and "social-impact lifestyle" advice.


Amy Bergen, Contributing Writer

Amy Bergen is a writer based in Portland, Maine. She has experience in the social impact space in Baltimore, Maryland, the educational museum sphere in Columbus, Ohio, and the literary world of New York City.

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Lisa Dubler, Contributing Writer

Lisa Dubler is an experienced HR leader and community builder who is deeply committed to connecting individuals and teams with the resources they need in order to thrive. Lisa leverages her experience supporting leaders at all levels, from students to the C-suite, as a career coach specializing in master resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.

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Angel Eduardo, Career Content Coordinator & Writer

Angel Eduardo is a writer, musician, photographer, and designer in New York City. He is most passionate about lending his skills toward building a better world for all—and as Careers Content Coordinator & Writer for Idealist, he is committed to doing just that.


Elyse Franko, Assistant Editor & Writer

Elyse believes in the power of good organizations to improve health, stability, and economic development. For 10+ years, she has been working in the global health space to develop engaging, public-facing content and cohesive communications strategies. Here at Idealist, she's happy to offer actionable advice to social-impact professionals at all points in their career.


Lakshmi Hutchinson, Contributing Writer

Lakshmi Hutchinson is a freelance writer with experience in the nonprofit, education, and HR fields. She is particularly interested in issues of educational and workplace equity, and in empowering women to reach their professional goals. She lives in Glendale, California with her husband, twin girls, and tuxedo cat.


Nisha Kumar Kulkarni, Contributing Writer

Nisha Kumar Kulkarni is a writer and creative coach in New York City. She helps women living with chronic illness and mental health challenges to pursue their passion projects without compromising their health.


Dr. Waajida L. Small, Contributing Writer

Dr. Waajida L. Small is a human resources executive who has worked in the public and non-profit sectors for over 15 years. She is a certified leadership and executive coach, human capital strategist and certified purpose leader. Dr. Small is the author of "Our Leadership Journey: Shared Stories, Lessons and Advice for Women of Color", a book for women of color on the rise into positions of leadership and influence in their organizations, industries and communities.

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