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BETH

JONES

Author
Journalist
Content Creator
Digital Storyteller
Education Consultant



 

Beth Jones
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About Beth Jones

                    CREATOR/WRITER/EDUCATOR

CREATOR:

My internationally exhibited digital stories address issues ranging from the impact of found objects and small moments, to the effect of deep time, environmental trauma, and human consequence on the environment. My travel experiences to edges of the world (Svalbard, Micronesia, Samburu, Wakayama, among others), inform the way I write about and visualize the natural world, human engagement, and their intersections.

 

 

STORYTELLER/JOURNALIST/AUTHOR:

I am a storyteller, book author, nationally published journalist, and versatile communications writer with over 30 years of experience. 

 

I co-authored an award-winning memoir with Little, Brown & Company (published in six countries) and contributed to a book of essays published by University Press of New England. 

write for The Boston Globe and have written for The New York Times, T Harvard School of Education, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scientific American, Marie Claire, WGBH Boston, NOVA, Root Capital, Ceres, WBUR Boston, New Hampshire Public Radio, and many other outlets.

EDUCATOR:

I have been an educator in the field of Behavioral Health for over 25 years. As the director of the Education Initiative at the Mind/Body Medical Institute (now the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital), I trained hundreds of educators and students from pre-kindergarten through college in urban, suburban, public and private schools. Currently, I focus on the Greater Boston region, running programs that provide effective interventions for decreasing stress and its symptoms while improving self regulation, attention, focus, executive function, communication, and increasing the capacity for personal, professional, academic, and interpersonal success. I work with schools pre-kindergarten through high school.

 

Experience

EXHIBITIONS

Video Artist: Shadow Forests: Multi-media exhibition

at Sample Studios Gallery

Cork, Ireland - March/April 2022

Solo Exhibition of Two Digital Stories

Chapel Hill School of Art, Macroom, Ireland

March 2022

Women Artists in the Arctic

Exhibition at Espace des Femmes Gallery

Paris, France - June 2022

RESIDENCIES:

  • Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, CA; January-March 2024

  • Fundación Valparaíso, Mojacár Spain; Date TBD

  • US National Park Artists' Residency Alternate, New Bedford, MA 2023

  • Paleobotany supervised residency with William Stein, Ph.D. & Chris Berry, Ph.D.Catskill Mountains, 2021-2022

  • The Arctic Circle Art & Science Residency, Svalbard, High Arctic, June, 2019

CONFERENCES:

  • Presenter at 11th Annual International Digital Storytelling Conference - Radical Listening: Story Work for a Just Future. Smithsonian Institution, University of Maryland and Montgomery College, June 2023

  • Education conferences listed upon request

REPORTER/EDUCATOR/EDITOR

Instructor for Boston University

Prison Education Program

Adjunct Professor in BU's matriculation program

for incarcerated individuals in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

 

Workshop Facilitator for StoryCenter, Berkeley CA. Providing workshops to individuals to support self-expression, creative practice, and community building through training in short-form digital media. 

Reporter for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Communications Writer for Harvard School of Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston University, Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and additional national non-profits including WGBH Boston (NOVA, WGBH Education Foundation), Ceres, Root Capital, Gateways. (2013-present)

Editor for Harvard School of Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Frontline Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and other non-profit web content clients

(2013-present)

BOOK AUTHOR

2007 - 2013

Book Author: Three Wishes: A True Story (2009, with Little, Brown & Company, Inc.),

 

Book Contributor: Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink, or Not (2011, University Press of New England),

BLOGGER

Blogger for Huffington Post, Scientific American, Marie Claire, and many other publications and on-line verticals. Radio producer for New Hampshire Public Radio.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/CONSULTANT

1994-2019

Education Consultant for public and private schools in behavioral medicine/mindfulness interventions for educators and students pre-kindergarten-high school in both public

and private school settings. (1995-2019)

1994-2000

Director, Education Initiative, Mind/Body Medical Institute,

Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.

 

Work
Education

Education

Boston University

Master of Arts

Bennington College

Bachelor of Arts

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