New Mexico, Kevin Schnepel, Serena Renner

(Photo by Kevin Schnepel)

Hi, I’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 profiled such influential people as Nick Woodman, the billionaire founder of Go Pro. I’ve contributed to dozens of US and Australian magazines, including AFAROutside, San Francisco, Sierra, Sunset, The Saturday Evening Post, Via, Australian Traveller, International Traveller, The Collective, and Voyeur, plus online outlets from and BBC Capital to Inhabitat and Hakai.

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.