Lindsay Muscato is a writer and editor for nonprofit and digital media projects, most recently for Now Is The Time, a initiative to spark a citywide conversation about youth violence and intolerance in Chicago.
She has a passion for improving public education, reforming America’s food systems and promoting the arts. She really, really wants to make the world a better place, like her mama taught her. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she has written for numerous magazines and web sites in Chicago and nationally, and she holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She also has nine years of experience at nonprofit organizations and is certified to teach grades 6-12.
Fancy things about her: She recently completed a Leadership Residency at the Harpswell Foundation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She performs original writing about town, most frequently with the national live literary show, WRITE CLUB. She has also appeared onstage at Chicago’s landmark Green Mill (with Mortified Chicago), and as part of The Chicago Humanities Festival’s marathon reading of On the Road. She is the recipient of a 2008 CAAP grant from the City of Chicago for the creation of an original play.
She has kept a web site since 1996, when she and her friend Bethany created pages on Geocities.