Mary-Elizabeth Harmon is a scientist turned storyteller on a mission to help people live great-feeling lives.

A graduate of MIT and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Mary-Elizabeth embraced her childhood love of telling tales (truthful ones) to overcome a health crisis triggered by a stifling career. Her first book, “AWAKENING GIANT: An Over-Thinker Finds a Better-Feeling Life,” is a story about trusting intuition for creating wellbeing in one’s worklife and life at large.

After leaving the laboratory as an HIV researcher, Mary-Elizabeth did a stint as a staff scientist at Greenpeace before joining the federal ranks as an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later as an analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. In the latter role, she evaluated programs and wrote data-driven stories (i.e., reports) for Congress, including a compelling account of healthcare fraud that prompted regulatory changes and several indictments.

With Capitol Hill in her peripheral vision, Mary-Elizabeth is now combining her love for storytelling with the wisdom she gained from her past experiences—including those she thought wasted her time and talents—to build a marketing and design company with a mission to promote worker welfare, particularly in the food and fashion industries.

Mary-Elizabeth’s second book, “STRIDING GIANT: A Recovering Over-Thinker Finds Her Footing in Her Career and Takes the Pathway of Worker Welfare,” is coming in early 2020.

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