Lauren Mack



M.S., Journalism, Columbia University

B.A., Humanities, Florida Atlantic University


  • Freelance journalist who has written for Newsweek International, Elle Girl, and the Chicago Tribune
  • Studied Mandarin Chinese in Beijing and Taipei


Lauren Mack is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about Chinese culture for over two years. As a freelance journalist, she has written about travel, sports, food, architecture, and popular culture for a range of publications, including Newsweek International, HFN, Elle Girl, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and the Palm Beach Post. A frequent traveler who has visited 46 countries, Mack has also worked on guidebooks for Zagat, Explorer Publishing, and Time Out.


Mack has a B.A. in Humanities from Florida Atlantic University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. She has studied Mandarin Chinese in both Beijing and Taipei.

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