Idealist Careers Contributing Writers

Alexis Perrotta, editor & writer

Alexis Perrotta

As the editor of Idealist Careers and a lifelong nonprofit professional, Alexis offers job seekers, game changers, and do gooders actionable tips, career resources, and “social-impact lifestyle” advice.


Deborah Swerdlow, contributing writer

Deborah Swerdlow

As a nonprofit advocacy professional living in Washington, D.C., Deborah educates communities and lawmakers about policies that can help low-income populations. She’s passionate about helping people connect their interests to a social and empowering them to take action.


Jennifer Abcug, contributing writer

Jennifer Abcug

Jennifer is a licensed psychotherapist in NYC specializing in life transitions. Inspired by Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day,” the question “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” is a focus of Jennifer’s practice.


Caroline Rodriguez, contributing writer

Caroline Rodriguez

With a background in the performing arts and journalism, Caroline understands the chaotic course of career change. She’s been a reporter, teacher, and co-manager of a yoga resort. Her passions include women’s rights and encouraging girls to study science.


Samantha Fredrickson, contributing writer

Samantha Fredrickson

Samantha has worked for nonprofit organizations in NY, TX, and NV. She has experience in nearly every niche of nonprofit work, received her journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and her law degree from New York Law School.


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