Lauren Wood

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St. Petersburg, FL
University Of South Florida - St. Petersburg
Restaurant History, TikTok Recipes, Quirky Food Facts
  • Lauren loves attempting to make desserts from scratch and reviewing recipes from viral cookbooks, such as Snoop Dogg's "From Crook to Cook" and "Friends: The Official Cookbook."
  • Lauren has worked one-on-one with a former Food and Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times, who has since encouraged her to visit other countries and write about international cuisine.
  • She graduated summa cum laude and is now a chapter member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society in journalism and mass communication. Only 10% of graduating journalism students are invited to join.


Lauren is a Florida-based writer with over four years of journalistic experience in the food and entertainment fields. In 2022, she received a certification regarding social marketing and ran a business account dedicated to Instant Pot recipes. She enjoys working on human-interest features and historical explorations of charming cities. Her passion for creative writing helps her produce articles with a distinct voice and style that is both personable and objective.


Lauren received her BA in Mass Communications and Digital Media Studies. At USF, she excelled in numerous reporting classes (advanced, multimedia, and mass reporting) along with photojournalism, culture, food writing, and social media.
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