Photo by  Meera Subramanian .

Lauren M. Whaley 

I am a photographer, radio producer and print reporter specializing in topics related to reproductive health care, mental illness and health disparities. I am also a childbirth photographer.

Recently, I started a gig as Managing Editor of Crosstown LA, where I help student journalists and designers use publicly available data on crime, air quality and traffic to tell local stories about Los Angeles.

I received one of eight U.S. 2017-18 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism to produce a series on maternal mental health. And, I was a 2016-17 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.

My work has been recognized by the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) STEM story project. I have contributed radio, video, photography and written stories to KQED Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, the San Jose Mercury News, the New York Times and other media outlets.

I spent my early 20s leading canoe expeditions for young women, including a solo-led 45-day river trip in the Canadian Arctic. 

I love collaborating. So, please do get in touch if you want to work together!