Our Editorial Team

Jessie L. Mannisto — Editor in Chief

[Pic of Jessie]Jessie has worn many professional hats, including that of leadership analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she wrote psychobiographic assessments of foreign leaders for US policymakers.  In 2011, she was the Google Policy Fellow at the American Library Association, where she analyzed digital technologies’ impact on the quality of our lives and our ability to think deeply.  She has also served as the Assistant to the Consul General of Japan in Detroit, as a United States Pavilion Guide at the 2005 World Expo in Japan, and as an English teacher in Japan through the JET Program.

Today Jessie is working to combine her background in applied leadership analysis with the theory of positive disintegration to develop a better understanding of human catalysts in social movements—and to empower those who seek to better our world.  Her work has been published in In These Times and Advanced Development Journal (Volume 17), and she has served on the editorial board of Democratic Left, the magazine of the Democratic Socialists of America.  (She dislikes political echo chambers, however, and is committed to showcasing a diversity of perspectives at Third Factor.)  She practices insight meditation, which she recommends to others who seek to harness and channel overexcitability.  A proud native of Detroit, Jessie currently lives in physical space in Washington, DC, on the Web at jlmannisto.com, or (sporadically and grudgingly) on Twitter at @jlmannisto.  よろしくお願いします!


Eunice Cu — Associate Editor

Eunice is launching a second career as an editor after her practice as a clinical pharmacist in her homeland of New Zealand.

In 2013, she embarked on a four month adventure around South America & Antarctica, where she encountered a significant subset of people who lived and worked outside a nine-to-five schedule. This way of living resonated with her immensely and since then, she has begun her own journey of doing life differently.

Launching herself from her specialty in orthogeriatrics, cardiology, and palliative care, Eunice undertook postgraduate study in public health to broaden her approach to health and to learn more about the world in general. Her studies spurred her to seek information on an array of topics; one of these was the concept of neurodiversity, which included Elaine Aron’s highly sensitive person (HSP), Paula Prober’s rainforest minds, and Kazimierz Dabrowski’s overexcitabilities—all of which resonated with her. Compelled to find others who shared her quirks, she attended the Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Conference in 2019, where she met and connected with Third Factor‘s editor-in-chief.

Although she’s a Kiwi, Eunice currently resides in Toronto, Canada.


Anastasia Linn — Social Media Manager

Picture of AnastasiaAnastasia is a branding and communications strategist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. A graduate of the Design Management program at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, she has worked as an artist assistant for Studio Helene Lundbye Petersen and helped build the House of Beautiful Business during her time with The Business Romantic Society. In addition to co-organizing a Jungian psychology study group and practicing Japanese flower arranging, she is interested in the intersection of environmental (depth) psychology and (collective) emotional intelligence. She shares notes from these explorations on Twitter at @a_v_linn.





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Our Contributors

If you’re looking for information on our writers, you can check out their profiles as well as a list of their articles by following the links below.

We also thank our interviewees: