Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Sheryl Karas

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Sheryl Karas started her career as a writer and graphic designer in the Alumni Publications office at Harvard School of Public Health and the Public Information office at Simmons College in Boston. Since then she’s had an extremely varied career working in journalism for a weekly newspaper (The Brookline-Newton Tab) and as a freelance graphic designer for a variety of national magazines (including SAIL Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Jewish Advocate, and Digital Design), a department store, several advertising agencies, and nonprofits. She became a book designer for Crossing Press, eventually serving as acting Art Director there, and is the author of four published books and numerous articles and blog, newsletter and social media posts on a wide variety of topics.

Sheryl has a B.A. in Communications Media from Simmons College and later received an M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. This led to a career leading groups, working one-on-one counseling clients, and leading workshops at the Alzheimer’s Association and Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center. She also was adjunct faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and an instructor or guest lecturer at University of California Extension in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, CA., Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Dominican Hospital’s PEP program, Five Branches Institute, Senior Circle at Watsonville Hospital, and Elderday Adult Day Health Program. Her classes were about communication skills, community building, and managing caregiver stress. In these more recent positions she continued to write and edit newsletters, write and design a resource manual, and create publicity materials.

Sheryl strongly believes that climate change is one of the most important issues facing the world today. She also has had a long time interest in organic food, health and well-being. In her free time Sheryl is a fine artist and makes a line of organic products for emotional well-being that she markets online and in stores around the world.