Meet the Author – Marci Alboher

About the Author

Marci Alboher, author and Vice President of Encore.org, is a leading authority on the changing face of work.

Her book, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life  (Workman Publishing 2013), was hailed as an “invaluable resource” by the Associated Press.

She is also the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career (originally published in 2007 and re-released in 2012), which popularized the term “slasher” to refer to those individuals who can’t answer “What do you do?” with a single word or phrase. She also created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times and the Working the New Economy blog for Yahoo. Her articles have appeared in scores of national publications, including Time Out New York, Travel and Leisure, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The International Herald Tribune and More magazine.

Marci makes frequent appearances in the media, offering advice and commentary about slashing, encore careers and other workplace trends. She has been featured on numerous broadcast outlets – including NBC’s Today show and Nightly News and National Public Radio – as well as countless print and web publications. Prior to her journalism career, Marci practiced law for nearly a decade.

Marci is a mentor-editor for The Op-Ed Project, which focuses on increasing the number of women and minority voices in public conversations and on the board of Girls Write Now, a program that mentors NYC high school women through writing. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.

A bit of the personal: Marci grew up on the Jersey Shore, living above her family’s motel, and has lived in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong. She always finds her way back to New York City, where she has spent more than 15 years. In her free time, she reads, travels, walks (excessively) and plays low-stakes poker. She lives in Greenwich Village with her husband, an entrepreneur/designer, and their French bulldog, Sinatra.

For short and long versions of Marci’s bio, please click the links at right.