Lauren Steinheimer is a freelance writer with journalism and copywriting experience in the healthcare, fitness, and outdoor industries. She’s passionate about creating concise, engaging content that empowers readers with vital information and inspires them to take action.
Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Lauren’s thirst for knowledge has taken her across the country and the world. After graduating from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, New Jersey, with a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology, Lauren traveled to South Africa to study the AIDS pandemic with the International Scholar Laureate Program’s delegation on medicine and science. She returned to New Jersey, where she served as the research coordinator at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, now known as Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
During her time at Princeton, Lauren managed electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) labs and completed graduate-level coursework in global public health.
Instead of pursuing a graduate degree, Lauren opted to take her research on the road. After leaving Princeton, she traveled to Costa Rica, where she earned a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). She went on to teach advanced English and writing to adults in classrooms based in Arequipa, Perú, and New York City.
After Superstorm Sandy caused massive destruction, Lauren realized she needed to learn some essential life skills. She proceeded to complete a full-season internship on an organic vegetable farm in rural Washington, where she learned to grow her own food and live in harmony with nature.
In her six years on the west coast, Lauren moved from Washington to northern California, where she focused her energy on running ultramarathons and building her writing career. She finished more than a dozen ultramarathons ranging from 50k-100k. Her journalism has been featured in Outside, Digital Trends, Nugg, and Trail Sisters, as well as Mount Shasta Area Newspapers, where she worked as a news reporter. In 2017, Lauren transitioned to copywriting for doctors and health care providers. Her particular interests are in mental health, alternative medicine, and women’s health.
Currently, Lauren’s settled on a 10-acre homestead in Downeast, Maine, where she lives with her husband and their four dogs. In her free time, Lauren loves to hike, read, and eat seafood.