Hey, I’m Lauren

I’m a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Foreign Policy, Smithsonian Magazine, Wired, Jezebel, Atlas Obscura, Vice, Sierra Magazine¬†and many others. I’m a 2018 recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Media Excellence Award for a story I wrote on crisis pregnancy centers, but I’ve also written about how climate change is shifting gender roles in northern Kenya, the effect of politics on saving endangered rhinos, and how designers are making the fashion industry more sustainable. In addition to journalism, I consult for a variety of organizations like NRDC, World Wildlife Fund and InterAction; I’m also working toward an MSc in Humanitarianism, Conflict & Development at the University of Bath.

I’m on the road a lot, or at least I used to be before the pandemic. You can read about my travels on my blog, Meander Lines. Check it out here.