Christina Cooke is Civil Eats' associate editor. Based in North Carolina, she has also covered people, place, science, business and culture for venues including The New Yorker, The New York Times, TheAtlantic.com, The Guardian, Oxford American and High Country News. In the past, she has worked as a staff writer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee and a weekly paper in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of the documentary writing program at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies and the creative nonfiction writing MFA program at Portland State University, she teaches interviewing and nonfiction writing at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Find out more at www.christinacooke.com, and follow her on Twitter: @xtinacooke.