Alissa Quart is an author, a journalist, an Emmy nominated multimedia producer, a professor, and a poet. Alissa most recently wrote the non-fiction book, Squeezed, about the American middle class family. Her first book of poetry, Monetized, was just published. Alissa is the Editor in Chief of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a non-profit devoted to commissioning, editing and placing narrative journalism, photography and video about inequality and economic insecurity. You can hear Alissa talking about her work and ideas here and here.