Maggy Lehmicke

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Lives In

Seattle, Washington

Education

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln

  • Maggy is a Seattle-based writer who has been covering travel, food and culture in the Northwest and beyond since 2016.
  • Maggy studied journalism at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and has written for many noteworthy publications, including Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, TripSavvy, Outside and numerous in-flight magazines.
  • In addition to freelancing, Maggy is also the founder and editor of Northwest Tennis Magazine, a regional sports publication serving the Pacific Northwest. She is working on her first novel.

Experience

Since entering the freelance world, Maggy has covered travel for various print and digital publications and is passionate about finding the human element in every piece. She’s drawn to stories that have a strong cultural element or colorful backstory. In addition to her travel clips, Maggy is also a regular contributing writer to Eater Seattle and Zola.

Right after college, Maggy backpacked across Europe with one of her close friends, visiting more than a dozen countries over three months. Maggy enjoys immersing herself in the food and culture of each place she visits. Outside of the U.S. and Europe, her travels have taken her to the Dominican Republic on an athletic service trip and to Costa Rica to monitor leatherback sea turtle nesting sites.

In the past year, Maggy has spent much of her time exploring the greater Pacific Northwest. She also recently completed a road trip to several national parks, including Arches, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone.

Education

Maggy earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln while competing for the school’s NCAA Division I tennis team. After college, she earned a master’s certificate in social media, public relations, and digital analytics to expand on her writing background and experience.

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