Ruthie Ackerman is a reporter based in Brooklyn, NY. Over the last several years, she has lived and worked around the world, including Africa, Argentina and Russia. Her most recent work was in Liberia reporting on the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. She also spent a year chronicling the lives of Malawian women through a photo and essay project. Her work has been featured in The Christian Science Monitor, Salon, Forbes.com, Fast Company, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Hartford Courant and Women's E-news.