Lauren is an American freelance journalist and fiction writer who lives between Spain and Morocco. Her nonfiction has been published in Atlas Obscura, the New York Times Magazine, Tin House, Spectrum News, and TED Ideas. Her fiction has been featured in Granta, Electric Literature, The Hudson Review, Writer’s Digest, The Kenyon Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She was formerly a reporter and editor at Science magazine. Read more at laurenschenkman.com.