Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.S. Environmental Science: Conservation Biology – Warren Wilson College
August 2009 – May 2013

B.A. Philosophy – Warren Wilson College
August 2009 – May 2013

Graduated with honors – Wheaton Warrenville South High School
August 2005 – May 2009

Professional Work Experience

Executive Editor – Handshake Media, Inc.
May 2016 – Present

Executive Director – Handshake Media, Inc.
December 2015 – June 2016

Marketing Director – We Evolve Us, Inc.
May 2015 – September 2015

Writer & Researcher – Handshake Media, Inc.
December 2013 – December 2015

Writer, Researcher, & Blog Editor – Rural System, Inc.
June 2013 – Present

Research Assistant – Project Puffin, National Audubon Society
May 2010 – August 2010

Luthier & Violin Maker – Warren Wilson College Fine Woodworking Crew
August 2010 – May 2011

PublicationsLaurel Sindewald standing in profile

Sindewald, L. (2017). Complex and Interacting Factors Predispose People to Addiction. Handshake Media, Inc. 

Sindewald, L. (2017). Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder – Infographic. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2017). Why 12-Step Approaches Are Not Evidence-Based as Addictions Recovery. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2017). AA Is not Evidence-Based Treatment. The Fix. 

Sindewald, L. (2017). After the Shootings: Community Violence, Collective Trauma and Addiction. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2017). Insights After Reporting on Addiction for 3.5 Years. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). Why Opioid Maintenance Does Not Replace One Addiction with Another. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). Addiction or Dependence: A Life and Death Difference. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). Sound Sleep Makes for Sounder Addictions Recovery. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). Addiction Recovery with Others is Easier than Recovery Alone. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). Trauma and Addiction: Common Origins and Integrated Treatment. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). How Ithaca, NY Is Addressing America’s Opioid Epidemic. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). Understanding Why We Have Wait Lists for Opioid Addictions Treatment. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). DBT Improves Emotion Regulation Skills for Addictions Recovery Success. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). What Makes a Good Podcast?. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). 11 Facts on Women and Addiction. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2016). What the Opioid Epidemic Means in Virginia. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2015). Nutrition Supports Sobriety. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2015). How Self-Regulation Builds Recovery Success. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2015). Nutrition Supports Recovery. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2015). On Anhedonia: a Lasting Effect of Addiction. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2014). I Control You Because I Can’t Control Me. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2014). On Relapse Rates and Sobriety Goals. Handshake Media, Inc.

Sindewald, L. (2014). http://www.handshake20.com/category/laurel-sindewald

Sindewald, L. (2013-2017). http://www.ruralsystem.com/category/blog/

Sindewald, L. (2012). A Joyful Existentialism in Practice.
Publication award at the Georgia Southern University Social Responsibility Philosophy ConferenceMedication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder – InfographicMedication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder – Infographic