Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith is a writer in Washington DC.

Her book The Power of Meaning was an international bestseller. Smith's articles about psychology and culture have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. In 2017, she delivered a talk on the mainstage of TED that's been viewed 11 million times.

Smith received her master’s degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Catholic University.