Hi, I’m Lauren. I write about climate change, technology and the vastly different ways people live and work in California. My stories have been published by the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Guardian, Slate and the BBC. When I’m not freelancing, I’m the managing editor of the alt-weekly Santa Cruz Good Times. Before that, I was a staff writer for the Silicon Valley Business Journal and an intern for Congressional Quarterly, my Ohio hometown newspaper the Columbus Dispatch and campaign finance watchdog OpenSecrets.org. I studied social movements and political journalism at George Washington University, then multimedia investigative reporting at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.