Emily Kaplan writes about children, immigrants, religious minorities, and other outsiders. Her work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Guernica, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post Magazine. Before becoming a journalist, she taught elementary school in Boston and Guatemala’s Western Highlands. She has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her work has been supported by the Tin House Workshop, the Sewanee Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Originally from northern California, she now lives in Brooklyn.