Bio

Schuette: Pronounced SHOO-Tee

Hi there. I’m a writer, editor, illustrator, and PR consultant with past lives in politics, nonprofit management, foreign aid, and—more recently—the lingerie industry. I’m also a reporter who’s written for National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, and numerous other media outlets.

Fun facts about me: I’ve met three presidents (including the one in the photo), written a novel, and lived and worked for a year in Uganda as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. While in Uganda, I freelanced as a reporter, bounced around several countries, and got malaria a few times (wouldn’t recommend it). I also took a short course in international law at the University of Oxford.

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I’ve started and run both a nonprofit and company, and just recently decided to make good on a few life goals by writing books and drawing cartoons professionally. I’ve lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and hold a master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University.

Life is short, so make sure you spend it doing something you love. Bonus points if it improves our species.