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Laura has been the food editor and Young & Hungry columnist at City Paper since July 2016. She’s tackled how restaurants could do more to welcome diners with disabilities; dug into complex labor and economics issues including wonky forms of wage theft; addressed addiction and mental health within the hospitality sector; discovered how the National Zoo feeds and entertains all of its animals; and exposed the questionable practices of a food accelerator. She previously wrote for the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Food Network, and Thrillist. Before moving to D.C. in 2010, Laura taught English in rural Japan.