Headshot of Emily P.G. Erickson from September 2022

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in service journalism about mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Health, The New York Times, Romper, WIRED, and more. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and is a professional member of both the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ).

Emily’s writing benefits from her wide-ranging background. For example, she knows how to break down big ideas and reach lots of people thanks to her work for the City of Saint Paul as its first sustainable transportation planner, a role that championed environmental sustainability and public health. Emily understands scientific thinking and methods because of her work as a researcher for a cognitive linguistics lab, a wildlife survey project in Madagascar, and a group studying PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Plus, she is familiar with the fundamentals of clear writing (and teaching) due to her work as a writing instructor during graduate school and as a freelance editor after.

Today, you can find Emily in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she’s run a book club for 11 years and counting, and on social media, where she’s always @EmilyPGErickson. When she’s not writing, Emily loves baking with her three children and long walks without them.

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