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About the Author
Lauren Markham is a writer based in Berkeley, California, focusing on issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Harper’s, The New Republic, Orion, The Guardian, the New York Times, and VQR, where she is a contributing editor. Lauren earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. For over a decade, she has worked in the fields of refugee resettlement and immigrant education. Visit Lauren online at laurenmarkham.info, and follow her at @LaurenMarkham_ on Twitter and @laurenemarkham on Instagram.