Collette Caprara has served as a writer for the Woodson Center for more than ten years, documenting the impact of grassroots leaders and their efforts to uplift low-income neighborhoods promoting antipoverty strategies that encourage upward mobility and self-sufficiency.
She was also a writer and editor for the Heritage Foundation, focusing on issues of poverty and the family and served as an editor for the World & I magazine, a publication of the Washington Times Corporation.
Collette earned a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a double major of English literature and Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband David. Their son David is a multimedia journalist who has written on cultural issues of Japan, Nepal, and the Balkans.
Collette has written a weekly column for the local newspaper, The Free Lance-Star, for the past 15 years and she is a member of a co-op gallery of artists, Brush Strokes, in Fredericksburg.