Julie Turkewitz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and a contributor to The New York Times and The Atlantic. Her interest in Burma began in a tiny apartment in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she met a family from Burma that had recently resettled in her small college town. She spent a year documenting their lives. In New York, she writes about unionizing car wash workers, blind photographers and charismatic clergymen, among other topics. She has a strong commitment to social justice and a love for storytelling. Previously, she wrote about AIDS and homelessness for the nonprofit Housing Works. She speaks Spanish and sometimes takes pictures. To read more, please visit JulieTurkewitz.com.