Lauryn Higgins is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning 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, adjunct professor of journalism and as a Midwest stringer for the New York Times and The Washington Post. She has worked for the New York Times, NPR, Women's Health, Salon, Teen Vogue and 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.
And her work tracking the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the New York Times was part of a team that won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting.