Zoe speaks widely on humane education and MOGO living, and leads MOGO and Sowing Seeds Humane Education workshops around the U.S. and Canada. She is recognized as a pioneer in comprehensive humane education.
Zoe is the author of Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times for parents, The Power and Promise of Humane Education for teachers, and Claude and Medea: The Hellburn Dogs, a children’s adventure book about 12-year-old activists.
Zoe received master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Pennsylvania and is certified in Psychosynthesis, a form of counseling that relies on individuals’ innate wisdom to promote health and well being.
Zoe lives with her husband, son, and rescued dogs and cat in coastal Maine.
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. My life is my message
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Living a meaningful life in which we try to do the most good and the least harm to all and engage in authentic, caring relationships leads to happiness.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be myself, with fewer flaws
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I love my profession as a humane educator, president of the Institute for Humane Education, and writer, but my fantasy profession would be hosting The Daily Show and being as funny as Jon Stewart
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. A lifelong commitment to self reflection that leads me to live with greater integrity