Peter Schiavelli is the Written Content Director at Helena. Peter creates and edits written content for the organization and focuses on longer-form pieces for the Helena Magazine.
Peter is interested in the future of the climate, food security, artificial intelligence, and genetic engineering. Existential in scope and apolitical in nature, these contemporary issues threaten to crystalize existing social inequalities while efforts to address these threats are vulnerable to misinformation and political obfuscation. Peter believes that as technology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, foundational elements need to be laid out so that societal well-being can keep pace. Peter strives for Helena’s written content to address these problems on a factual, aesthetic, and perhaps most of all, human level. Peter believes that a story lies behind every project and a narrative lies behind every need.
Peter has written and edited for a number of organizations, including Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, Harvard-Westlake School, Windward School, and the online publication TheRumpus.net.
Peter received his BA with Honors in English from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and had one of his manuscripts awarded a Levinthal Tutorial in Fiction Writing.
Peter is passionate about youth mentorship and spends much of his free time tutoring middle and high school students (partly as an excuse to talk about books), reading pretentious fiction, and watching tennis. On the weekends, Peter can be found on a pool deck coaching water polo.