Carolyn is a freelance writer and author based in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in Scientific American, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, TIME, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Quartz, Outside Magazine, Yoga Journal and The Huffington Post, where she worked for six years as a senior writer covering health and science. She has discussed her work at live events including TEDx, Talks@Google, Harvard Public Health Forum and Consciousness Hacking NYC, as well as on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, The History Channel and NPR.
She is the co-author, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, of Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (Penguin/Perigee, 2015). The book has been translated into 10 foreign languages and earned praise from 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 contribution to Arianna Huffington's The Sleep Revolution and Thrive (#1 New York Times bestseller). Most recently, she wrote the foreword to a new edition of the classic philosophical work, The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Clydesdale Classics, 2017).
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, she is currently working on her second book, to be published by Penguin Random House in 2018.