Ziba Kashef is the senior editor for health at Essence magazine. In addition to editing monthly articles on medical news, fitness, alternative medicine and psychological and spiritual health, she writes features. Her work has appeared in such publications as the New York Post, and Good Housekeeping. Ziba is also a contributing writer for The Black Parenting Book. Formerly a senior editor at Sesame Street Parents magazine and an associate editor at McCall’s magazine, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Ziba lives in New York City.