Ashley Lauretta is a freelance writer and journalist, covering topics like health and medicine. She is a current member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and her work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, SELF, Health, ESPNW, and Runner’s World. Previously, Ashley served as an assistant editor at Lava Magazine, where she wrote and edited features for the magazine. She received her bachelor of arts degree in communications from The University of San Diego in California. She lives in Florida.