A Northwestern University graduate, Douglas is Chicago born, and reared in the Midwest and the South, giving her a soft Southern sensibility with an urban edge. During the 20+ years she has practiced her craft, Douglas has developed many new titles in print and online. Her achievements include serving on the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board/columnist and as a senior facilitator with The OpEd Project. She has taught news writing, multimedia and investigative reporting at NU on grad and undergraduate levels. She has appeared on CNN, WTTW, "UpFront" and Fox Perspectives and published pieces in Time, American Prospect, Pacific Standard, The Crisis and XoJane. Douglas is a NABJ/Kaiser Family Foundation fellow: She traveled to Tanzania to study malaria, sub-Saharan Africa's most pressing health issue. She has taught thought-leadership skills to LGBT activists in South Africa. She has also traveled to Northeast England to study the U.K.'s history and cuisine. Her travels have also taken her to Senegal, Tunisia, Spain; London, England; and a variety of tropical islands that are all delightful in their own way. And, quite obviously, she is a dog-lover.