Please give Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who will be posting tonight, a warm welcome.
Jerri-Lynn brings considerable technical expertise along with a keen eye for how things really work behind official narratives. She was an MIT undergrad, a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, University of Oxford (where she studied how business interests influence US trade policy) and then in Obama’s class at Harvard Law School (and can and does tell tales). She went to Super White Shoe law firm as a securities lawyer and was later a derivatives trader. She is now mainly in India doing research on a book on artisanal textile workers but also writes regularly on law, political economy, and regulatory topics for various consulting clients and publications (you may have seen her byline at Alternet) and travels through Asia, among other things, in pursuit of her diving habit (I’m jealous of her itinerary). She also writes frequently about travel for The National (http://www.thenational.ae). We hope you’ll enjoy the insights and the additional breadth of coverage that she will bring to our efforts.