Nina Strochlic is a staff writer covering culture for National Geographic magazine.
Her reporting focuses on human rights, immigration, and conflict. She has written about the DNA lab cracking cold cases from Guatemala's civil war; the archivists fighting to save South Sudan's history; a cheer squad commuting over the U.S.-Mexico border; pygmies growing marijuana in the Congo; massacre survivors living in the swamps of South Sudan; and a feud between Mennonite farmers and Maya beekeepers. She also joined Prince Harry on his royal tour of southern Africa.
Nina launched a series to tell forgotten stories from National Geographic's archive, her favorite of which is about the Nazi who infiltrated National Geographic.
Nina is an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow and a International Women's Media Foundation fellow and grantee. She previously worked for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, and graduated from the University of Oregon. She is the co-founder of the Milaya Project, a nonprofit that started as an assignment for National Geographic and now connects South Sudanese women in Bidibidi refugee camp with customers who want to support their traditional art form.