Allison "Ally" Hirschlag

Ally Hirschlag

Writer

Expertise

Health, Wellness, Lifestyle, Science, Sustainability

Education

Northwestern University, Columbia University

Highlights

Experience

Ally is a writer and editor living in Hoboken, New Jersey with over eight years of experience writing about health, science, wellness, mental health, and parenting. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC Future, Scientific American, Medium's Elemental and Forge, Cosmopolitan, The Weather Channel, Elle, Audubon, Mic, and HuffPost, among other publications.

When Ally isn’t editing for The Weather Channel, she enjoys writing solutions-focused articles on developments in mental health, relationship wellness, climate science, and innovations in sustainability. Her work at The Weather Channel won several awards including a CMA Award for Best Series of Articles, an IAC Award for Best Environmental Online Campaign, and a Marcom Award for Best Blog.

Education

Ally has a bachelor of science from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Columbia University.

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