Allison "Ally" Hirschlag

Ally Hirschlag

Writer

Expertise

Health, Wellness, Lifestyle, Food

Education

Northwestern University, Columbia University

Highlights

Experience

Ally is a writer and editor living in Hoboken, New Jersey with over eight years of experience as a professional journalist covering health, nutrition, mental health, fitness, and science. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC Future, Scientific American, Medium's Elemental and Forge, Cosmopolitan, The Weather Channel, Elle, Audubon, Mic, and HuffPost, among other publications.

When Ally isn’t editing for The Weather Channel, she writes solutions-focused articles on developments in fitness, nutrition, mental health, relationship wellness, and medical research. In past roles, she's written about the barriers to food access and food deserts for Upworthy, and nutritional science explainers and workout plans for SheKnows. She has experience writing about specialized diets, including gluten-free and plant-based diets, and she has done her fair share of gluten-free baking and recipe experimentation.

Her work at The Weather Channel won several awards including a CMA Award for Best Series of Articles, an IAC Award for Best Environmental Online Campaign, and a Marcom Award for Best Blog.


Education

Ally has a bachelor of science from Northwestern University and a master's degree from Columbia University.

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