MARJORIE FLORESTAL is a former Clinton White House lawyer and tenured law professor who has turned to the power of story to create the change she would like to see in the world. “My earliest memories are of sitting in my grandmother’s courtyard in St. Marc, Haiti, listening to her stories. When my family moved to Brooklyn when I was five, I thought I had lost those stories. But in the current political climate, I have found stories to be the most powerful means to understand one another. Though my practice of the art looks nothing like my grandmother’s, we share a common mission: to gather, nurture, and spread stories that heal.”
A graduate of New York University law school, Marjorie also holds a Masters in Jungian Psychology with an emphasis on the archetypal roots of story. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to France, and has won several writing awards, including the American Bar Association Ross Essay Contest, and the Amazon Kindle Scout Award.
Marjorie has lived, traveled or worked in such diverse environments as Macau, France, Hong Kong, Senegal, Cape Verde, Jamaica, South Africa and Guatemala. She currently lives in Northern California where she teaches international trade at the University of California, Davis, and has also taught at Berkeley. She is hard at work on her next book.