Career Advice Contributing Writers

Alexis Perrotta, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications

Alexis Perrotta, Associate Director, Editorial & Career Content

As Idealist's Associate Director of Editorial and Career Content 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, Idealist Contributing Writer

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.

Rosie Chevalier, Idealist Contributing Writer

Rosie Chevalier, Contributing Writer

Rosie Chevalier is a writer in Chicago who has written for Chicago Education Advocacy Cooperative, Points In Case, RobotButt, Reliving History, and more. She has worked with multiple theatre companies. volunteered across Chicago, and taught writing, acting, and improv to all ages. Her interests include dogs, the news, boats, holidays, and her family, and she's currently attempting to enjoy cooking. 

Minah Kim, Idealist Contributing Writer

Minah Kim, Contributing Writer

Minah Kim is a writer based in Brooklyn. She is a labor and community organizer with experience in the healthcare and professional services sectors. 

Nisha Kumar Kulkarni, Idealist Contributing Writer

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.

Mateo Sanchez, Idealist Contributing Writer

Mateo Sánchez Morales, Contributing Writer

Mateo Sánchez Morales is a bilingual writer and community organizer. With a history of immigration advocacy within nonprofits, they use their own identities and experiences to guide people from nontraditional backgrounds in the academic and professional realms.

Dr. Waajida L. Small, Idealist Contributing Writer

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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