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Lois Farrow Parshley
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y mother named me after her 1978 yellow Schwinn bicycle; she said she didn't want to waste a good name. I'm Lois, an eighth generation Oregonian, currently a freelance journalist and photographer.

Previously, I worked as an editor in the feature well at Popular Science, and before that at The Atlantic and Foreign Policy. I've reported from all seven continents. My work has been published, in print and online, at The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Outside, Wired, Foreign Policy, Popular Science, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Washington City Paper, U.N. Dispatch, Pacific Standard, and picked up by NPR and WYNC. I've received fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the National Geographic Explorers Grant, the United Nations Foundation, the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

I'm interested in creative ways to use digital platforms, and in addition to writing and photography have worked with audio, video, cartography, and page design. I'm available for freelance assignments.