Erin O’Brien is a freelance journalist and editor based in Istanbul, Turkey. She writes for a range of publications including Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, War on the Rocks, and The New York Times. Her work primarily focuses on human stories and profiles that reveal the true impact of violence and conflict. Last year, she worked with Anastasia Taylor-Lind on a story about surrogate mothers in Ukraine at the outbreak of the war. She is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University’s graduate school.