Laurie J. Schmidt is a award-winning writer and photographer based in Colorado. She has worked as a NASA science writer and editor, developed web content for the Phoenix Mars Mission, and served as editor of several science magazines. Her science and travel writing has been published in a variety of print and online publications. She holds a master’s degree in journalism, with a focus in science communication.
Laurie first discovered Utah canyon country in the 1990s and has spent 25 years hiking and photographing the Colorado Plateau region.