Simone Gorrindo is a Senior Editor at Vela, a developmental editor at Girl Friday Productions, and formerly a Senior Editor at Kindle Singles. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, SELF, Tablet, and The Huffington Post, among other publications. She holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and has received fellowships and grants for her writing and reporting from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Scripps Howard Foundation. She currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, daughter and pup, Paddy.