Zachary Slobig

Writer/ Editor, Skoll Foundation


Zachary Slobig serves as writer and editor for the Skoll Foundation across its many initiatives. Prior to joining Skoll, he worked on the staffs of Agence-France Presse, WIRED, National Public Radio, and GOOD. Before his career in journalism he served both with City Year and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. He is a product of California’s public higher education system: Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley and BA in Sociology from UCLA, but he got his start at mighty little Santa Monica College.

Zach is drawn to stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. He has written documentary news features and story edited independent documentaries that have screened internationally. In 2009 he co-wrote 180˚ South, a feature film about a Pan-American adventure and the quest for conservation from California to Patagonia. Shortly after, he and his wife traced a similar path down the entire Pacific coastline in a pickup truck loaded with camping gear and surfboards. They now live with their young daughter in the westernmost sandy fringes of San Francisco.

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