I’m Chris Delatorre, an editor and communications consultant working at the center of science, tech, and philanthropy.
I turn complex ideas into compelling prose, engage with experts, and help organizations to connect with the people they care about. I’ve contributed to leading-edge publications, produced award-winning content, and worked with the United Nations to promote social good worldwide.
At George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Public Health, I led editorial for COMPASS, a multimedia resource that earned a model program award from the U.S. Department of Education. My series on the Stonewall Riots, described as “one of the best articles related to the uprising,” was praised by Oscar-nominated writer/playwright Larry Kramer, who called it “Excellent, very moving. It is nice to be seen in this way. It never happens!” The series has been cited in the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, and in the critically-acclaimed book, Lavender and Red.
As the managing editor of WINGS, I designed and launched a comms program to support a network of 20,000 organizations in 40 countries. For three years, I produced interviews with leading innovators in global philanthropy and social investment, managed editorial across agencies, continents and work cultures, and engaged in high level discussions with the United Nations, Ford Foundation, and OECD.
At TechSoup, I led a team of experts to position the forum as a resource for nonprofits, as well as a content partner for brands like Microsoft, Adobe, and Box. Later, I led a digital campaign for a national housing initiative, working alongside NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres and others to promote affordable housing in the five boroughs. My work was featured in a comms textbook published by Routledge and drew support from the likes of Senator Tammy Baldwin actor George Takei.
I currently manage editorial for the Digital Impact (DI) portfolio hosted by the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Liquidnet, and Knight Foundation, DI works to improve digital culture and infrastructure by helping professionals to handle data safely, ethically, and effectively.
I’m also exploring a framework for distributed social networking. Based on my 2015 talk at the International Conference on Social Media for Good, Urban Molecule asks how we can use social tech to improve our cities. The Urban Molecule podcast (coming in 2018) will explore cities, data, social technology, and organizational culture through a “future of work” lens.