Kira M. Newman


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Kira M. Newman

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Kira M.

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Kira M. Newman writes, edits, and produces content for all of the Greater Good Science Center’s websites, from the magazine to Greater Good in Action to the Science of Happiness MOOC, for which she served as course assistant for three semesters. Her work has been published in outlets including the Washington Post, Mindful magazine, Social Media Monthly, and

She has created large communities around the science of happiness, attracting more than 1,500 students to her online course The Year of Happy and nearly 1,900 members to her CaféHappy meetup in Toronto.

Kira comes to GGSC from the world of tech journalism. She spent four years traveling around the world and loves speaking French, swing dancing, and exploring local cafes.