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Zachary Slobig

Writer/ Editor, Skoll Foundation

Biography

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.

Recent Articles

Skoll World Forum delegates often talk about the “magic” that happens in Oxford; an ineffable quality turns a gathering of some thousand people into an experience of unquantifiable value. We’ve…
Zachary Slobig - Skoll Foundation, March 6, 2017
On an unusually mild Sunday in mid-April of 2010, June Cohen stood on a London stage and welcomed a disoriented crowd. “How many of you are stranded here?” she asked.…
Curating the programming of the annual Skoll World Forum is a monumental undertaking. Planning for the next year begins soon after the delegates leave Oxford, and often is ongoing right…