Lauryn Higgins is a journalist whose work focuses primarily on public health, agriculture and climate change. A native of North Carolina, she now resides in Nebraska where she earned her master's degree in journalism. She currently works as a freelance journalist and adjunct professor of journalism. She has worked for the New York Times, NPR, Yahoo Lifestyle!, Salon, Mic and many other outlets.
Her work tracking the Covid-19 pandemic at the New York Times was part of a team that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, as well as the 2020 Philip Meyer Journalism award and a 2020 Sigma Delta Chi award.