Guest Contributors

Ask The Strategist features content from industry leaders – and strategists in the making – on a variety of topics, including entrepreneurship, careers, the economy, leadership, nonprofits, youth, health, diversity, and women’s issues.

Current Guest Contributors: Do you have the most recent copy of the submission guidelines? Contact the Editor if you would like us to send it to you.

Kesi Stribling, Editor, Ask The Strategist

Editor, Ask The Strategist

Founder and Editor of Ask The Strategist, Kesi Stribling is the Chief Strategist of KSG Strategic Consulting and the host of The Strategy Sessions Radio Show. She has been featured in publications including the Philadelphia Daily News, the Washington Afro, Jim Cramer’s, and is a former contributor on In 2011, her article on building relationships with members of the media was included in the PRNews Media Training Guidebook.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, News, Federal Contracting, Women, Current Events, Business Trends, Radio Show

Eileen Appelbaum


Dr. Eileen Appelbaum is a Co-Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Visiting Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Leicester, UK. She has 20 years of experience carrying out empirical research on the effects of public policies and company practices on outcomes for companies and workers. She is the co-author of the award-winning book, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street.

Topics: The Economy, Jobs, and Economic Policy

Delise Hampton


A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Guest Blogger Delise Hampton grew up in a very modest home, with four siblings and her mother as the sole provider of the necessities. No stranger to hardships, one of the most memorable experience was that of Hurricane Katrina. Delise was only ten years old, but she never let this hold her back, and the experience firmed her resolve to maximize every moment.

In her sophomore year in high school, Delise won third place as “Change Maker of the Year” by Xavier University. Graduating in the top five of her class with a 4.4 GPA, she is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, and was recognized as Howard University Association of Black Journalists’ “Member of the Month,” and Outstanding Producer of the Year by WHUT-TV as a student. Delise completed her first journey abroad to Cape Town, South Africa where she studied at the University of Cape Town with the Institute for the International Education of Students, IESabroad. She has blogged about her experience there for Ask The Strategist. Strong-willed, positive, and curious, Delise’s primary goal in life is to affect change in the world, one country, city, or region at a time.

Topics: International Affairs, College Students, Careers

Madeleine Marshall

Maddy Marshall, Guest Blogger

Madeleine (Maddy) Marshall is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a double major in International Relations and French. She was highly involved in the Student Government Association (SGA), representing the Pre-Law Association, as well as serving on two committees: the Career Development Center (CDC) Advisory Committee and the Committee for Senate Continuity. Maddy recently wrote and presented the new Senator Handbook to the SGA Senate, a tool she hopes will encourage transparency, accountability, and continuity in the Senate, thereby fulfilling one of the key goals set forth in the Senate Leadership Retreat held at the beginning of the semester.

Maddy traveled to Haiti to volunteer with a program involved with micro lending to women entrepreneurs in the Cap Haitien area last month, bringing her one step closer to the ultimate goal of a career as a diplomat to a French and Arabic speaking country.

Topics: College Students, Internships, Careers, and Networking

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is the President of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. She regularly works with disability organizations, national, state and local policy leaders, workforce development professionals, media, employers, philanthropists, celebrities and faith-based organizations in order to expand opportunities for people with disabilities. Mizrahi has submitted testimony on employment for people with disabilities in all fifty states and at the Federal level.

She has published dozens of op-eds and publications on disability issues, including in USA Today, The Hill and other publications. She has columns in The Huffington Post, Times of Israel and The Mighty. Mizrahi is a co-author of Disability & Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success, which brought critical attention to the school-to-prison pipeline for people with disabilities and was featured on the PBS NewsHour. She is involved in the Emmy-winning TV show Born This Way and advancing diversity in Hollywood. Dyslexic herself, she also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities.

A graduate of Emory University, Mizrahi also studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, L’Institute Catholic in Paris and successfully completed further work on performance metrics at Harvard.

Topics: Disabilities and Diversity and Inclusion

Dawn Maslar, Love Biologist

Dawn Maslar, Love Biologist

Dawn Maslar, MS is an award-winning author, biology professor and the go-to authority on the science of love. She’s a former radio talk show host and currently speaks and blogs about the science of love on her website and popular YouTube channel at DawnMaslarTV. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on Fox 31, Daytime TV and NPR.

Topics: Workplace Relationships, Romance, Interpersonal Relationships

Dr. Hye Jin Rho


Dr. Hye Jin Rho is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). Her research focuses on the changing nature of work, employment and labor market institutions and their impact on employment outcomes. She holds a Ph.D. in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management with the Institute for Work and Employment Research, and a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University. She is also a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative.

Topics: The Economy, Jobs, and Economic Policy


Want to be a Guest Contributor?

ASK THE STRATEGIST is currently seeking a few contributors to write niche pieces – exclusive and otherwise – for our growing readership. If you have demonstrated writing experience on issues that would be a good fit for the blog (i.e. entrepreneurship, careers, health, community, diversity, current events, youth, and women), please contact us using the form below. Be sure to include links to your own blog, writing samples, and video clips. Be sure to let us know how you heard about Ask The Strategist.

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