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Short Bio

Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker and educator. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, quickly became a classic among parents and educators for the pragmatic approach to executive functioning issues. Her next book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, explores the real-life dilemmas of young women today and provides strategies for finding authentic success and happiness. Ana has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, and ABC News, among others, and is a frequent guest on NPR.

Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm, and has spent the past seventeen years working with students, parents, and educators around the world. For more information, please visit: www.anahomayoun.com and www.greenivyed.com.

Longer Biography

Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker and educator. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World (2017), discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, quickly became a classic among parents and educators for the pragmatic approach to executive functioning issues. Her next book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life, explores the real-life dilemmas of young women today and provides strategies for finding authentic success and happiness.

Ana is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm that works with parents, educators and students on promoting organization, time-management and wellness issues in the classroom and school community. She travels to schools worldwide consulting and giving presentations to parents, students, and faculty members about the intersection of technology, socialization, and learning. Ana works with schools to develop programs that enhance school culture and community in the age of social media, and focuses on strategies that promote organization, time-management, and overall wellness.

Ana has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, and ABC News, among others, and is a frequent guest on NPR. She is a graduate of Duke University, and holds a Masters in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the University of San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.anahomayoun.com and www.greenivyed.com.

Sample Introduction, option 1:

When Ana Homayoun was asked by a New York Times reporter what she did for a living, she replied simply, “I clean out boys’ backpacks.” She is an author, educator, and coach who has spent the past fifteen years helping teens and young adults grow into resilient, thoughtful, and engaged young people. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week quickly became a classic for those who deal with disorganized boys (and men). Her second book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Lifehighlights the modern day dilemmas for today’s teen girls and young adult women, and was heralded by one college student as being the book “that discusses what everyone is dealing with but no one is talking about.” Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, which has caused her to intricately decode popular teenage apps and spend far more hours than she would like to readily admit using Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. She is the founder of the Silicon Valley-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting, which works with parents, teachers and students on building intrinsic motivation around daily. Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Chicago Tribune, SF Chronicle, ABC News, and USA Today, among others, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.

Sample Introduction, option 2:

When Ana Homayoun was a senior in college, she had a professor asked her what qualities she wanted in a career. “I want to write, I want to travel, and I want to help people,” she said without missing the beat.

Fifteen years later, she does all of the above. Ana Homayoun is an author, educator, and coach who helps teens and young adults grow into resilient, thoughtful, and engaged young people. She is the founder of the Silicon Valley-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and travels around the world speaking at schools and conferences. Her work has been featured in the NYTimes, Chicago Tribune, SF Chronicle, ABC News, and USA Today, among others, and she is a frequent guest on NPR. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week quickly became a classic for those who deal with disorganization and distractions. Her second book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl highlights the modern day dilemmas of today’s teen girls and young adult women, and was heralded by one college student as being the book “that discusses what everyone is dealing with but no one is talking about.” Her latest book, Social Media Wellness, caused her to spend far more hours than she would like to admit using Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.