Professional Editor and Grant Writer Barbara Stewart has been actively writing for the past 25 years. She currently works as a Grant Writer for nonprofit organization Lotus Outreach. Barbara Stewart was also a Grant Writer at justice and advocacy group LatinoJustice PRLDEF. At LatinoJustice, Barbara Stewart wrote and researched major grant proposals for program funding and consequently procured $1.2 million from philanthropic organizations including the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Time-Warner Foundation. Prior to grant writing, Barbara Stewart worked for more than 20 years as a journalist. For 11 years, Barbara Stewart served as a Staff Writer at The New York Times, writing hundreds of news and feature articles, including more than a dozen front-page stories. Barbara Stewart covered the New York Metropolitan area, writing articles for The New York Times Week In Review, the Arts Section, and The New York Times Magazine. Before working at The New York Times, Barbara Stewart wrote front-page articles for The Washington Post’s Style Section for two years. Previously, Barbara Stewart worked for seven years at the Orlando Sentinel’s Sunday magazine, writing feature stories on issues affecting Florida residents. Barbara Stewart studied poetics and writing at the Buddhist-focused Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Barbara Stewart is currently working on a book about the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.