A bit about me
Anat Shenker-Osorio combines attentive language research with practical communication savvy to offer advice on how to make yourself heard, believed and understood. She’s the author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy.
As a strategic communications consultant, she has conducted multiple studies on how people reason about the economy, inequality, race and health, presenting her findings at think tanks, government agencies and conferences to enrapt crowds. Anat also crafted communication strategy for organizations focusing on maternal health, reproductive rights and the environment, obtaining op-ed coverage in over 60 papers in a single day and crafting a novel approach to using social networking tools.
Previously, Anat helped found the cutting edge research and consulting firm, Real Reason, offering communication solutions to the ACLU, Ford Foundation, Berkeley Media Studies Group and the Center for Reproductive Rights, to name a few. She writes for the Huffington Post, Reproductive Health Reality Check, New Deal 2.0 as well as Northern California’s NPR affiliate, KQED.
As a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, Anat examined the economic ramifications of big-box retail. She worked with George Lakoff as the External Relations Manager of the Rockridge Institute. Anat holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Masters in Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley.