Kris Herbst works for Ashoka as chief editor for the Ashoka.org website. Prior to that he was Director of Community for Ashoka's Changemakers.com web platform, managing creation of content and communications through traditional and social media, as well as a team with members on five continents that mobilized participation in challenges for scaling-up social innovation. Prior to joining Ashoka and helping launch Changemakers.com in 1998, he developed the first websites launched by clients in Washington, DC including the National Press Club and the Biotechnology Industry Organization. His journalism experience includes Saturday Review magazine assistant editor; BioCentury newsletter contributing editor; and freelance journalist and television news producer for clients including Nippon TV Network and NHK Television. He received a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.