Our Staff

Planet Forward staff

Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Through media, teaching and convening we empower new voices and elevate compelling ideas. This is the team that makes it happen on a daily basis.

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno is the Director of The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and the creator and host of Planet Forward. He was formerly CNN's DC bureau chief, as well as anchor, interview host...

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Director, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: B.A., Communication Studies, Bridgewater College; Master's in Legislative Affairs, George Washington University

What you do at Planet Forward: Keep the trains running on time. I...

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Senior Managing Editor, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: B.A. in English; journalist for (mumblemumble) years for McClatchy-Tribune news wire, where I created a weekly Green news section and was the recruiter and supervisor of arguably the hardest working cogs in the wheel...

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Program Coordinator, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: B.S. in Business Administration. I have experience in non-profit, corporate and university environments pertaining to sales, marketing and accounting. Quite the smorgasbord.

What you do at...

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Faculty Explorer, Planet Forward

Evidence of expertise: I have a Ph.D. in mass communication and media studies and am an Assistant Professor at GW's School of Media and Public Affairs. I've traveled to 36 countries on 6 continents and have been...

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Planet Forward Copy Editor | George Washington University

Grant Sobetski is a sophomore journalism student at The George Washington University who researches and reports on primarily sustainability and immigration issues.