Alexandra Zissu is the author of six books about the connections between environment and health: Earth Squad, Get on Top, The Conscious Kitchen, Planet Home, The Complete Organic Pregnancy, and The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat. A longtime journalist, she has worked for the Times Union, New York Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the New York Observer, and Women’s Wear Daily, and her stories have appeared in dozens of publications.
A born-and-bred New Yorker, she now calls the Hudson Valley home. She loves living close to the farms that feed her family, is obsessive about family meal, tries to grow vegetables with her two girls, talks to trees as she walks in the woods, and fosters kittens from time to time. In 2021, her younger daughter was diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor, a kidney cancer, which has deepened her investment in helping people mitigate environmental triggers of pediatric cancer. Alexandra is a leadership member of the Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative, as well as a member of the New York State Cancer Consortium Environmental Carcinogen Group. She sits on the board of Clean + Healthy New York.