photo by Christopher Gandin LeJennifer Gandin Le is a writer, editor, and photographer. She has an extraordinary gift for helping people translate their ideas into clear, powerful written language that conveys the heart of their message.

When she's not telling stories with words, she's saving lives through her company Emotion Technology, a minority-owned business that prevents suicide and promotes mental health online.

When she was just 24, director Francis Ford Coppola commissioned her film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. Her non-fiction writing has been published in Reuters, Wired Magazine, Time Out New York, BUST Magazine, and The Village Voice. From 2007-2010, she also wrote the weekly Beauty in a Wicked World column on the group blog Crucial Minutiae.

Her short film, Small Changes, won the Grand Jury Prize in the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water film competition, and was screened at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in September 2009. In 2006, Gandin Le was selected as one of the "REAL Hot 100" young women working for change in the U.S.

Gandin Le graduated with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She's also an alumna of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, a national organization of over 2,500 women ethical leaders working toward social change. She lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dog.

You can find her via e-mail at contact -at- jennifergandin -dot- com.