Simone Gorrindo’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Tablet, and The Huffington Post, among other publications. She holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and has received fellowships and grants for her writing and reporting from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Scripps Howard Foundation. She currently lives in Columbus, Georgia with her husband, a soldier stationed at Fort Benning. She can be reached at simoneATvelamagDOTcom.