Read posts written by Daniel Oppenheimer.
Daniel Oppenheimer is the Communications Manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Before joining the Hogg Foundation Oppenheimer spent seven years as a writer, editor, and video producer with the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Before that he was a staff writer for the Valley Advocate, an alternative weekly newspaper based in western Massachusetts.
Oppenheimer is the author of The Lost Sons of the Left, a forthcoming book (from Simon & Schuster) about writers and politicians who’ve gone from the left to the right of the political spectrum, and is co-screenwriter of The Invisible Highway, a documentary, currently in post-production, about the impact of aviation on the modern world. As a freelance writer and video journalist his work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, TheAtlantic.com, The Austin Chronicle, In Character, Tablet Magazine, and the History News Network.
Oppenheimer holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University as well as a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Yale University. He now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, author Jessica Grogan, and their daughter Jolie and son Asa.