Monika Bauerlein is co-editor of Mother Jones, where, together with Clara Jeffery, she spearheaded an era of editorial growth and innovation, marked by two National Magazine awards for general excellence, the addition of a seven-person Washington Bureau, and an overhaul of the organizationís digital strategy that tripled MotherJones.com's traffic. Previously she was Mother Jonesí investigative editor, focusing on long-form projects marrying in-depth reportage, document sleuthing, and narrative appeal. She has also worked as an alternative-weekly editor (at Minneapolis/St. Paulís City Pages); a correspondent for U.S. and European publications in Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations; an AP stringer; a corporate trainer; a translator; and pastry chef (a very short stint). She lives in Oakland with her husband and their three children.