Shaylyn Romney Garrett
Shaylyn Romney Garrett is a writer and changemaker pursuing connection, community, and healing in a fragmented world. She is the co-author with Robert D. Putnam of The Upswing: How America Came Together A Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again. Her work also includes the uniquely revealing portraits of religious communities across the United States in American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which won the Woodrow Wilson Award for best political science book of 2010-2011. She is a founding contributor to the Aspen Institute’s initiative, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, and writes about her personal journey back to community on her blog, Project Reconnect. Shaylyn has also had a successful career as a social entrepreneur. With her husband, James, she co-founded Think Unlimited, a nonprofit venture working to catalyze social innovation in the Middle East. In 2011 she was honored with the Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship.