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Lauren J
Writer #13201
Astoria, NY
NEW 6/25/2019
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Lauren is a professional blogger and entertainment writer with over three years of experience freelancing for outlets such as Hedonist/Shedonist, Thrive Global, GIGSoup Music, Buzz Tonight, and Thought Catalog. She is an avid reader and research writer with a Master's degree from Syracuse University, awarded after presentation of a heavy research-based thesis on Italian Renaissance Art. Founder of the personal lifestyle/travel blog "Girl in Gotham City" and Co-Founder of the NYC-based entertainment outlet Music & Mojitos, Lauren has extensive experience writing reviews of food, restaurants, concerts, bars, albums, and singles, as well as conducting interviews and photographing some of the music industry's biggest names (Mary Wilson, Jon Fratelli, ROZES, Alesso). She also lived abroad (in Italy) for four years. During her time in Italy, Lauren taught undergraduate Art History courses and worked with Italians to refine and improve their English through rigorous editorial work, drafting correspondences, and creating content (fliers, advertisements, etc.).
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Specialties

Food/Kitchen, Travel/Culture, Product Reviews, Health/Wellness

Interests

Music, Food, Art, Photography, Travel, Italy, Cultural Exchange, Language, Writing, and Literature

Education

Pepperdine University

Graduated summa cum laude (3.91 GPA) in Art History and Italian Language and Culture.
Studied abroad from September 2009-April 2010 in Florence, Italy.
President of Art History Student Society (2011-2012) and Vice President of Cultural Italian-American Organization (C.I.A.O) in 2011.

Syracuse University in Florence

One of four candidates chosen to receive a full fellowship to study Italian Renaissance Art History at Syracuse University's campus in Florence, Italy (SUF). Received MA in 2013 and worked at SUF for over two years as a teaching assistant, administrative assistant, and Italian-English translator, editor, proofreader, and tutor.

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Lauren has been writing reviews of restaurants, bars, and food ever since she began her first blog back in January of 2016 (Girl in Gotham City). In early 2018, Lauren began more formally writing about her experiences dining out in NYC as the primary NYC contributor for the lifestyle blog Hedonist/Shedonist. Currently, Lauren works as the food and drink editor at Music & Mojitos, and entertainment outlet based in NYC. In addition to writing extensively about the food and drink scene and reviewing the hottest bars and restaurants, Lauren has established several partnerships with well-known brands in the food and hospitality industry.

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Lauren is a contributor at Ariana Huffington's newest platform, Thrive Global, which focuses on health, wellness, sleep, and mindfulness.

Health

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Lauren is active in the food and kitchen industry, which includes the tangential topics of health and wellness. She has written several articles on diets (Keto, Paleo, Whole 30) as well as anti-diet culture, body acceptance, and health at every size.

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Lauren has written blog posts for several online blogs in addition to her own (Girl in Gotham City), including: Hedonist/Shedonist, GIGSoup Music, Thought Catalog, and Buzz Tonight. She has written on a wide variety of topics, including travel, relationships, dating, and life in NYC. Lauren adopts the appropriate tone depending on the website and its audience.

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Lauren is in charge of the Facebook and Instagram accounts for Music & Mojitos. In addition to providing live coverage on social outlets, she knows how to craft engaging captions (with appropriate emojis) for both Facebook and Instagram.

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