Macarena Pallares is the editor of the Work channel at Humane Pursuits. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, where she studied the great philosophical, literary, mathematical, scientific, and musical texts seminal to Western thought. She works at American Philanthropic, a consulting firm whose mission is to strengthen civil society by improving the effectiveness of American charitable foundations and nonprofit organizations. Originally from Quito, Ecuador, she currently lives and works in the greater D.C. and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.