New Mexico, Kevin Schnepel, Serena RennerI’m Serena, a California native, Sydney transplant, who likes to write about culture, social change, and the environment as well as creative people and their obsessions. On assignment, I’ve convoyed with Colorado’s cannabis entrepreneurs; investigated coal port developments off the Great Barrier Reef; eaten my weight in San Francisco’s most famous seafood stew (and Milan’s storied Christmas fruitcake); and profiled everyone from a photographer saved by whales to a zany French tattoo artist to a batch of formerly incarcerated bakers. Oh, and there was that one time when I ran into two of my favorite musicians at a historic Dublin pub and came home with this story.

I’ve contributed to dozens of US and Australian magazines, including AFAR, San Francisco, Sierra, Sunset, The Saturday Evening Post, Via, International Traveller, Surfing World, Australian Gourmet Traveller, The Collective, and Voyeur, plus online outlets such as AFAR.com, BBC Capital, Inhabitat, Hakai and The Guardian. I’ve also worked as an editor for more than eight years: at DiabloThe Collective, Mindfood, Voyeur, and AFAR. When I’m not writing or editing, I enjoy doing yoga, surfing, seeing live music, hot springing, getting lost in the woods, trying to grow vegetables, and road tripping on scenic byways (like the one above) with my husband and adventure accomplice, Kevin.

Get in touch at hello(at)serenarenner(dot)com.