Nina Strochlic is a staff writer covering culture for National Geographic magazine. She followed the migrant caravan as it left El Salvador, reported from the world's second-largest refugee camp, and joined Prince Harry on his royal tour of southern Africa.
Her stories include: 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 digs into the archives to tell forgotten stories from National Geographic's past, including: the Nazi who infiltrated National Geographic; the first American female photographer to die in combat; and a solar eclipse expedition that sparked a WWII crisis.
Nina previously reported for the Daily Beast, and has been published in Vice, Atlas Obscura, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, and Marie Claire. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.