Highlighted Press & Features

Volunteers Unleashed (Documentary available on Amazon as well as iTunes USA and UK)

A Daughter, Her Dad, and the Debate Over Pricey Teen Volunteer Trips (New York Times)

Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan #115 (Radio Interview)

The Never-Ending Controversy Over All-Girls Education (The Atlantic)

THE STREAM: Medical Volunteerism (Al Jazeera – Video, 7:35 and 17:30)


Additional Press

A Not So Helping Hand (Buzzsaw Magazine) October 17, 2017

Traveling for a Cause (Leisure Group Travel) July 26, 2017

Not a Saviour Podcast: Episode 6 (Not a Saviour) April 20, 2017

Orientalism and the New-Imperialism of ‘Voluntourism’ (Baines Report) January 27, 2017

Voluntourism talk: Are you doing more harm than good?  (Bucknellian) November 3, 2016

Visiting Writer Explains Meaningful Service (Dickinsonian) October 27, 2016

Royal Geographical Society Magazine (available upon request) October 2016

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help (Whitman Wire) September 22, 2016

Considering volunteering on your gap year? A summer on the beach might be better (iNews) August 28, 2016

THINK Leaders – Digital Founders Panel (IBM) August 22, 2016


A message for Louise Linton and anyone considering voluntourism: nobody needs your neo-colonialist ‘aid’ (The Independent) July 6, 2016

You Don’t Have to Be a ‘Voluntourist’ to Travel With a Cause (Mic) June 6 , 2016

Voluntourism: good, bad, and ugly ( April 27, 2016

Reevaluating the pitfalls of voluntourism (McGill Tribune) Mar. 22, 2016

Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement (Book) February 2016

Voluntourism: A Wide Spectrum (Strayer Magazine) Feb. 2016

We Need More Skilled Volunteers, Not More ‘Voluntourists’ (New University) Feb. 16, 2016

Do So Much Day: A lesson in Volunteering (The Ontarion) Feb. 11, 2016

Doing More Harm Than Help (The Broadview) Feb. 4, 2016

The Newsmakers (TRT WorldTV Interview 3:30-4:10) Feb. 1, 2016

Interview with Columbia’s Undergrad Creative Writing Podcast (Re:Vision) Feb. 1, 2016 *available on request

Voluntourism: Helpful or Harmful Humanitarianism? (Cafe Babel) Jan. 2016

The social bad in selling social good (Huffington Post) Dec. 2015

5 Young Entrepreneurs (and Katniss Everdeen) Share the Importance of Practicing Gratitude (Forbes) Nov. 2015

Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education (Book) October 2015

Onwards: Non-Profit Launches to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries (Tech.Co) Sept. 2015

Volunteer Tourism: The lifestyle politics of international development (Book, page 43) June 2015

Conversations with a Little White Girl (Hai Afrika) June 2015

CBC Documentary Edited By Insurance Company (Canadaland) April 2015

Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: Advice for Voluntourists (Huffington Post) April 2015

Counter Culture with Kweli Washington April 2015

Taking on America’s “Voluntourism” (New African) March 2015

Here’s the Footage that got a CBC Doc Pulled off the Air (Canadaland) March 2015

Free the Children’s Voluntourism Prioritizes Emotional Experience Over Efficient Aid (The Gateway) Feb. 2015

The Opposite of Spoiled (Book) February 2015

The Problem of Privilege (Review of The Opposite of Spoiled) (Wall Street Journal) Feb. 2015

Interview with The Women Who ( Dec. 2014

Voluntourism and the Truth Behind the “Gap Yah” (Nouse) Dec. 2014

Pippa Biddle: Letter To Sisters About Her Sexual Assault Will Break Your Heart! (Inquisitr) Nov. 2014

Vi Racconto Come Sono Stata Stuprata (Post Internzationale) Nov. 2014

‘Voluntourism’ is Not the Solution to Providing International Aid (Care2) Nov. 2014

Voluntourism is a ‘waste of time and money’ – and gappers are better off working in Britain (The Independent) Oct. 2014

Women to Watch in Entrepreneurship and Tech (Tech Cocktail) Oct. 2014

Volunteer tourism fails to truly aid foreign countries (The Justice) Sept. 30, 2014

Collective Manifestation: Heart-Centered Blueprints for Creating Intentional Community [Book, Chapter 19] (Melissa Wadsworth) 2014

Students Talk International Service… (USA Today College) May 2014

The Privilege of Plaid (The Fourcast) April 2014

Is it the Thought that Counts? (Think Magazine) March 2014

International Volunteers Need Better Preparation (Central Florida Future) March 2014

On the sticky ethics of voluntourism (Matador Network) March 2014

Is Teenage ‘Voluntourism’ Wrong? (New York Times) March 2014

Guide to Life: How to Volunteer Abroad (Gear Patrol) March 2014

TheFixers: A Generation Born Without AIDS (Forbes) March 2013

Celebrity Advocates, Students to Mark International Day of Peace at United Nations Headquarters (UN) Sept. 19, 2012