Mikaela Conley is an award-winning New York-based editor and health journalist, with a focus on reproductive health, addiction, and refugees. Her writing has appeared in/on the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Yahoo News, ABC News, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Global Citizen, LA Weekly, among others.
Mikaela is currently a fellow with the International Reporting Project, where she will cover peace building efforts in Tanzania. In 2015 and 2016, Mikaela was selected as a UN Foundation press fellow, where she reported on women’s health challenges in Indonesia and Uganda, respectively. She covered the UN General Assembly in 2016, and was a National Health Journalism Fellow through University of Southern California in 2013. Mikaela has also been selected for numerous international writing residencies. She has master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from Fairfield University. Mikaela grew up in rural New Hampshire and has lived and worked in China and Spain.
Mikaela is also the founder and managing editor of The Daily Saint, a blog meant to restore readers’ faith in humanity through a community of shared photos and stories. She is currently working on her first book.