Welcome, reader. My name is Maggie Lee and I’m a freelance reporter based in Atlanta, over in East Lake.
My interests include eating local food and growing my own food. I grew 32 lbs of sweet potatoes in a mound of a 6×9 foot plot one year.
I narrowly dodged a career in academia after a BS in International Relations at Georgia Tech and an MA in Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. I came home to Atlanta, and got into writing via a fact-checking job at the alas-now-defunct Southern Center for International Studies. From there, I got into journalism — first sports business of all things — then eventaully freelancing.
One day, an editor serendipitously sent me to the state capitol, where I found my inner politics nerd. I contribute to the Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing and the Macon Telegraph, and sometimes write or do graphics for other places.
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Email: maggie dot a dot lee @ gmail.com