Matloff has pioneered safety training for women and journalists around the world, teaching hundreds of people to survive an increasingly dangerous world. Her crisis expertise was honed as a foreign correspondent for Reuters and The Christian Science Monitor, covering various wars, health emergencies, genocide, and repressive regimes. She has also written for the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Forbes, Newsweek, The Economist and the Financial Times.
Matloff earned her BA at Harvard. She has won support from the MacArthur Foundation, Hoover Institution at Stanford, Fulbright Program, and was a Logan Narrative Nonfiction fellow at the Carey Institute for Greater Good.