Laurie Mazur, Director of the Population Justice Project, has worked for years as an independent writer and consultant specializing in population, environment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. Her clients have included the Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Pew Global Stewardship Initiative, the Rockefeller Foundation, Communications Consortium Media Center, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Ford Foundation. She is the editor of A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice and the Environmental Challenge (Island Press, 2009). She is also the editor of Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment (Island Press, 1994. With Michael Jacobson, she co-authored Marketing Madness: A Survival Guide to a Consumer Society (Westview Press, 1995), an indictment of excesses in advertising and marketing. Mazur founded and, for several years, directed the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights, an association of grantmakers that seeks to improve communication, foster collaboration, increase resources and enhance the overall effectiveness of grantmakers in this field. Earlier in her career, Mazur worked as communications director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).