Gianna Palmer is a multiplatform freelance journalist and a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and sociology in 2010. Gianna has reported for print, online and radio news outlets. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Oregonian online, the New York Daily News, the Jewish Daily Forward and Preservation Magazine. At Columbia, Gianna concentrated in digital media and completed a master’s project on New Yorkers going “back to nature” in the city.