Deepa Lakshmin's first job was scooping ice cream at a Friendly’s diner. Today, she’s a content strategist and freelance writer covering everything from entertainment to travel to lifestyle. As a journalist, she’s reported for National Geographic, Lonely Planet, MTV News, The Goods by Vox, Inverse, and more—plus managed social media for Atlas Obscura and The Daily Beast, among others. She’s brought her love of words to many industries, including advertising, marketing, and tech, but newsrooms always feel like home. Find her (and photos of her cat, Dorian Gray) on Twitter and Instagram.