Jenara Nerenberg splits her time between the Bay Area and Asia as a writer covering the innovations in the sciences and humanities that help carry humanity forward. Her work can be found online at Fast Company, New York Magazine, Susan Cain’s QuietRev, CNN, TIME, Travel & Leisure, NextBillion, BlackBook and the Greater Good Science Center.
Prior to her journalism career, Jenara obtained her Master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health and her Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley. You can follow her publications and international journeys here.
Stories by Jenara Nerenberg
Articles: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy?By Jenara Nerenberg | February 24, 2017
Clair Brown suggests that the moment may be ripe for Buddhist thought to insert itself into Western economics.
Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016
We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.
Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016
We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.
Articles: Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?By Jenara Nerenberg | September 1, 2016
According to author Sebastian Junger, facing social isolation back at home deepens the trauma.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.
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