Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of Southern California. Her reporting on the intersection of culture, immigration, politics and food can be found in Reuters, NPR’s The Salt, Extra Crispy (a Time publication), Lucky Peach, Chicago Tribune and others.

Serena is also the co-founder and publisher of the blog and was a 2017-2018 Next City equitable cities fellow.