Carolyn is a freelance journalist and author based in Brooklyn. For six years, she worked at the Huffington Post as a senior writing covering psychology, neuroscience and human behavior. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, The New Republic, Quartz, Outside Magazine, Yoga Journal and other publications, and she's discussed her work at live events including TEDx, Talks@Google, Harvard Public Health Forum and Consciousness Hacking NYC, as well as on national media including MSNBC, The TODAY Show and NPR.
With psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, she recently co-authored Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (Penguin Random House, 2015). The book was translated into 10 foreign languages and earned praise from publications including Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and The New York Times, which called Wired to Create a "satisfying overview of creativity research that is likely to provide nuggets of wisdom to even the most seasoned creative spirit." Carolyn also earned research credits for her contributions to Arianna Huffington's popular books The Sleep Revolution and Thrive (#1 New York Times bestseller), and she recently wrote the foreword to a new edition of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Clydesdale Classics, 2017)
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, she is currently work on her second book, to be published by Penguin Random House in 2018.