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From a desire to deepen interconnection, Lillie Benowitz is energized by fostering innovative expressions of spiritual practice, ritual, and community. In this role, Lillie brings creativity and curiosity to accompanying religious and spiritual leaders in building muscles for social healing. Lillie has experience convening and facilitating groups from different perspectives,…
Gautam is a longtime audiophile, consuming all things podcast- and music-related. Before joining the On Being Project, Gautam spent several years working for StoryCorps as a field producer, as he traveled, recorded, and archived stories for the national oral history project. Since then, he’s worked as an audio engineer and…
Ben Katt has spent over 15 years working at the intersection of spirituality, community, and social healing. After completing his M.Div, he moved to Seattle where he spent a decade launching and leading Awake, a contemplative-active faith community, and co-created the Aurora Commons, a supportive space for unhoused neighbors and…
In the role of Community Engagement Associate, Jhaleh is excited to work with groups and individuals in the ongoing practice of culture change and social healing. While previously working at StoryCorps, Jhaleh recorded living histories and facilitated audio documentary workshops for local and national projects. They have also freelanced as…
Gretchen Honnold believes in the critical relationship between meaning-making and effective change-making. She has worked as an international nonviolence program coordinator, civil disobedience trainer, rapid-response and digital community organizer, and behind the front desk of her local YMCA. For the past decade, she has facilitated local and global community organizing…
Julie is the senior producer at On Being Studios, leading radio and podcast offerings for On Being with Krista Tippett. She grew up in Rochester, Minn., and her favorite day of the week was Tuesday – the day the bookmobile from the local public library stopped near her house. (She…
Growing up in a Buddhist, Taiwanese household in Texas, Kristin was always fascinated by the power of conversation to connect the many contrasting microcosms around her. She carried her curiosity for human experience to Chicago, where she studied political science at the University of Chicago and edited the campus's long-form…
Pádraig grew up in Cork, on the south coast of Ireland listening to the radio, reading poetry and wishing he could share Wonder Woman’s superpowers. After school he had a nomadic decade before settling in Belfast. He has degrees in Theology — with particular attention to narrative and public theology…
Christiane is The On Being Project’s senior manager of editorial operations, overseeing content flow and development for our community. Before joining On Being, she was the managing editor of Texas Monthly, where she led editorial operations and story production for the organization. Before that, she served as the company's director…
Srinija Srinivasan is co-founder of Loove, a developing music venture designed to demonstrate how commerce and technology can be guided by artistic values rather than letting our culture be led by market values. An accidental tech exec, Srinija joined Yahoo! in 1995 as one of their first five employees and…
Konda Mason is the co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful inspiring co-working space supporting and connecting socially engaged changemakers and social entrepreneurs in creating community and bringing their projects to life as they create a better world. Konda uses permaculture design principles, sustainable business practices, yoga, storytelling,…
Jay Cowles is a former media company executive and owner, with a long history of community engagement and entrepreneurial interests. As chairman of Cowles Media Company, he led the family owners and board of directors during the 1990s, until the sale of the company (and Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper) in…
Nicole was born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota. She studied Psychology and Kinesiology at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, earning a B.S. degree. Although she wasn’t seeking an assistant position after graduating, her skills led her that way. She accepted a job in California working in the music/entertainment business, where…
Colleen ensures our nonprofit operations empower and support a thriving, sustainable organization. She guides our work in human resources, financial management, philanthropic fundraising, business development and administration, and hospitality. She’s inspired by the array of people who express deep appreciation for the influence On Being has in their lives, and…
Zack was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and at the age of four his family moved to the much warmer climate of Bemidji, Minnesota. Friendship and his ears brought him to Minneapolis in his twenties to absorb as much music and art as he could. His love of listening and learning…
Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a National Humanities Medalist, and a New York Times bestselling author. She grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, and became a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin. She then lived in Spain and England before seeking a Master of…
Serri Graslie is applying the lens of “experience” to the On Being Project’s work in order to deepen and cultivate new relationships. As the executive director of Community & Design, she leads content and engagement strategy across mediums, including this website and social media. Serri grew up in South Dakota…
As a Vietnamese Seattle native, coffee naturally runs through Lilian’s blood. She graduated from Macalester College, where she received her B.A. in international studies with a double minor in anthropology and Japanese. Wildly curious and energized, she is passionate about merging her design thinking with her academic interests, as a…
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