Ashley Lauretta

Ashley Lauretta

Freelance Writer and Editor

Expertise

Health, Fitness

Education

University of California, San Diego

Highlights

Experience

Based in Austin, Texas, Ashley currently works as a freelance writer and editor. She has covered health, wellness, and fitness for The Atlantic, ELLE, and SELF, and more. She has spent time as a contributing editor at many publications, including Women’s Running, which led her to discover running and later complete the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon.

A college internship at a multisport magazine prompted Ashley to pursue a career in editorial. She has reported from all over the world, which has meant covering everything from a sports nutrition company in Copenhagen, Denmark to Ironman 70.3 Dubai live from the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to interview some of the world’s top athletes, as well as interview actor Sean Astin about training for an Ironman and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard about his love for ultrarunning.

Education

Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Literature/Writing from the University of California, San Diego, where she has had the opportunity to learn from renowned writers including Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and Eileen Myles.

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