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Julie Schwietert Collazo is a bilingual (English-Spanish) writer, editor, and translator whose work covers a wide range of topics and interests, from art to science and from food to Pope Francis.
A former creative arts therapist, Julie left the field of social work and psychotherapy in 2004 to live abroad and to focus on her own writing full-time. In the years since, she has interviewed a First Lady and Ferran Adría, has covered the state visit of a royal, was one of the few journalists permitted to visit the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in 2008, and has co-written/edited a book about Pope Francis, which to date has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is a bestseller in Italy.
She has written for a number of print and online magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Scientific American, DISCOVER, Latina, The Guardian, and TIME (full list of magazines here) and has contributed to several books (full list of book projects here).
She is currently at work on the seventh edition of the travel guidebook Moon New York State, of which she is the sole author.
She has lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Mexico City, and currently lives in New York City.