Iris’ passion for writing and editing started at a young age when classmates would seek her out for guidance on editing their school papers. Realizing that she possessed a natural inclination to write, Iris tried her hand at freelance writing and within a week, landed a contract to write about food and travel. Her articles have been published on well-known websites like Hipmunk, About.com Travel, and D Magazine. She’s also written a book for children called Oli Explores London and does a bit of editing work in her current position as a Program Specialist for the Federal government. In her spare time, she volunteers at Reading Partners, teaching young children to read.