About the Author
Chris Rabb is a writer, consultant, and speaker on the intersection of entrepreneurship, media, civic engagement, and social identity. He is a visiting researcher at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as well as a Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy center in New York City. He is also a 2001 American Marshall Memorial Fellowship recipient awarded by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and has been a Fellow with the Poynter Institute since 2009.
Mr. Rabb worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide and as a writer, researcher, and trainer for the White House Conference on Small Business. He has worked in and on entrepreneurship from various vantage points, including founding a technology-based product design firm, running a nationally recognized nonprofitbased business incubator in Philadelphia and serving on a centuryold familyowned newspaper business in Baltimore founded by an ancestor four generations ago.
Since his foray into the blogosphere in 2004 as one of the first group of bloggers to receive press credentials to cover a national political convention, he has become a regular panelist and speaker at conferences, universities, and corporate events nationwide, discussing such matters as participatory journalism, social media, civic engagement, and social justice. He has written for various publications including The Nation, The Huffington Post and FastCompany.com, and has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, ColorLines magazine, Mother Jones, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, and BlogHer.
Mr. Rabb is a graduate of Yale College and earned an M.S. in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Chicago and involved resident of the Mt. Airy community in Philadelphia, Chris is also a serial entrepreneur and avid genealogist whose work has been highlighted on National Public Radio and in various other local media outlets across the country since the 1990s.