Lauren Markham is a writer based in Berkeley, California, focusing on issues related to youth, migration, and the environment. Her work has appeared in outlets such as VICE, Orion, NewYorker.com, The Guardian, and VQR. Lauren earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. For the past 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.