As a New America fellow, Wendy Paris wrote a book challenging the negative assumptions surrounding divorce. Splitopia, published by Simon and Schuster in 2015, shows how changes in divorce laws and customs over the past 40 years, as well as a growing understanding of human psychology, have greatly improved how we part. Previously, Paris has worked as a freelance journalist, a TV and radio reporter and producer and a strategic communications consultant. She was a 2012 Social Purpose Fellow through Encore.org, serving as the director of communications for Sustainable South Bronx. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.