Contributor: Laura van Straaten
Laura van Straaten consults for web, TV, and print media clients on editorial strategy and content development. Formerly an award-winning TV producer and content executive with NBC, CNN, and AOL, her writing has been published in Parade, Redbook, and The Daily Beast. She was recently named “New Yorker of the Week” for her work on CPR to Go.
Talking with President Obama’s new director of national service.
How one New Yorker’s brush with an emergency event inspired her to learn CPR, and then create an entire program — “CPR to Go” — designed to make learning life-saving techniques as...