My fundamental goal is to make globalization work for people. It is an unstoppable and potent force that can be a cause for great good or an unanticipated phenomenon that disrupts our ways of being.
I believe that as we face complex problems in the world today, we need to reach beyond what we have previously known to find new solutions.
Create: Today we have tools to create solutions to long-lasting problems. Practical, clear-eyed thinking leads the way.
Communicate: The starting point for tackling problems is to begin with a clear understanding about their causes. The more informed people are about problems, the more likely they are to solve them.
Collaborate: My goal is to work with people near and far to develop strategies for meeting today's greatest challenges.
Education plays an essential role in facilitating understanding about the global nature of economies and it can also develop ethical approaches.
In 1998, I started work in Washington, D.C. as an intern. While the program included typical mundane duties, it also gave me a practical education in a broad range of public policies.
The internship soon turned into a job in think tank’s busy public affairs department. The work was as rewarding as it was exhaustive. My colleagues and I promoted the organization’s many events, publications and scholars. I acted as a go-between the scholars and the media and learned valuable lessons about effective communication.
Journalism career: In January 2001, I started covering Congress for a national trade publication. I covered the 2001, 2002 and 2003 tax cuts and witnessed countless public policy debates.
The job gave me a front-row seat to Congress’s investigation into money laundering, bank secrecy and terrorist financing following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. I also gained an understanding of how the nation's energy policies have developed and how the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley financial reforms came into being.
I later wrote for other publications. As an education reporter for a daily newletter, I covered Capitol Hill. I also reported about global competitiveness. I covered policy discussions by policymakers, educational stakeholders and business leaders and wrote about their concern that U.S. graduates are not equipped with enough science, math and technology skills to compete in the global job market. I wrote about national educational reforms, the economic impact of school programs, and congressional investments in science. I enjoyed covering this important topic.
Education: In 2008, I started a Masters degree program in international commerce at George Mason University. As I participated in study abroad programs to China, Singapore, Indonesia and India, I learned a great deal about developing economies.
Meanwhile, I produced broadcasting segments for The McLaughlin Group, continued to write for publication for news outlets, conducted editorial work for individuals and organizations, and started building my web-based journalism project, mohrmedia.com.