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Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. has a dual career in psychology and journalism. She spent 20 years as a journalist for major news organizations, including CBS News and The New York Times, www.nytimes.com (Search: Laurie Nadel) The author of the four-time best-seller Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power (ASJA Press, 2007), she has appeared on Oprah and Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory.
Her play Solar Katrina--three characters in search of a producer-- is the story of a newspaper editor who is struggling to survive in New York City a year after a devastating solar storm wiped out all forms of digital communications, television, and most electricity.
From 2003-2005, she ran a program at South Nassau Communities’ Hospital’s WTC Family Center for teenagers and young adults who lost a parent in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. She is a founding member of the Committee to Protect Journalists. www.cpj.org
A member of American and International Mensa, she works with teenagers and young adults who are living with Asperger's Syndrome. Her motto: "It takes one to understand one."