Johanna Berkman is a journalist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, Harvard Review, National Geographic Traveler, The Observer, Glamour and many other publications. Prior to becoming a writer, she worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Literature and Writing, and is working on a novel called The Women’s Guide to Freedom. She lives in New York City with her family.