Will Ben Austin grow weary of organizing? The 43-year-old lawyer, education reformer, community organizer and father of two has taken on a huge job, mobilizing parents in Los Angeles to help them transform consistently failing schools that he believes are not serving children. In the last three years, as the director of Parent Revolution, Austin […]
Susan Sawyers is a New York City based multimedia journalist and social media strategist. She is interested in education, philanthropy and lifestyle reporting. A former producer and researcher for “Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams,” Bloomberg Radio’s weekly program on education, Susan’s writing and reporting has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Hechinger Report and New York Social Diary. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Grinnell College, she was the former director and curator of the Los Angeles-based Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. She speaks French fluently and taught English and French to students in France and in Washington, D.C.