Suzanne Skees's current book project is MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World, a collection of first-person narratives by taxi drivers, midwives, musicians, technologists, and more, across the U.S. and around the world. Preview the stories and get updates on the book here and on Twitter @MyJobStories. All proceeds from the book will fund job-creation programs to end poverty.
Skees also works in international development as director of the Skees Family Foundation, which supports innovative self-help programs in the U.S. and developing countries in education and job creation. Skees studied English literature (Boston College) and world religions (Harvard Divinity School) but has learned more from the school of personal mistakes and quiet listening. Writing for online and print media, Skees travels from schools to slums, prisons to farms, serving as a storyteller for nonprofit workers, social entrepreneurs, and their courageous clients who toil every day to end poverty and create equality. Find her stories on blog “Seeds of Hope” and Huffington Post.