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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Tanabe

Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Tanabe

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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Tanabe

by Writing Workshops Staff

A month ago


Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Tanabe

Today, we're catching up with Lauren Tanabe, who attended Paris Review columnist Jill Talbot's Lyric Essay workshop.

Lauren's essay "All I want this holiday season is for people to stop calling me by my husband's last name" was recently published by Insider.

Lauren Tanabe is a freelance writer living and working in Detroit and a native of NYC. She received her PhD in Pharmacology & Molecular Signaling from Columbia University and her BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago. She has received prestigious fellowships from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Although a scientist by training, Lauren is a storyteller by nature. She writes on a wide range of topics including leaving academia for more fulfilling pursuits, motherhood, and mental health.

When she is not being schooled by her five-year-old in the wonder and awe of the universe or being kept awake by her one-year-old, you can find her in her comfy mom jeans daydreaming and writing in coffee shops around the city.

Thank you for letting us be part of your writing journey, Laruen!

You can learn more about Lauren by visiting her website here.

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