Austa Somvichian-Clausen

Austa Somvichian-Clausen formerly wrote for National Geographic news and National Geographic travel, covering a wide range of topics from river pollution to tree house hotels.

She hails from Los Angeles and graduated from American University.

She cares deeply about the environment, gender equality, and LGBT rights. A few of her passions include eating food and writing about it, telling people what kind of Asian she is, and following around Samoyeds that she sees on the street. Fun fact: she is a dual citizen of the United States and Iceland.