Risa Pappas

Associate Editor, Global Brand & Strategic Communications

Risa Pappas, MFA is the editor and manager of Catalyst’s blog as well as a contributing writer. She works with Catalyst’s MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) team to engage men and was also a contributor to a new toolkit on eliminating bias in talent management systems. As a speaker, her focus is helping women take charge of their careers and helping men become better allies, mentors, and sponsors to women.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Risa worked in academia, serving as an adjunct professor of film studies and audio production and as station manager and radio personality at award-winning college station WP 88.7 Brave New Radio. She has also worked as a freelance reporter and editor.

She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University and her BA in Communications from William Paterson University of New Jersey. Risa is also a writer, voiceover artist, independent filmmaker, and an editor at a small poetry press.