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Sarah Gonser

Sarah Gonser is a contributing writer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and numerous other media outlets. Her first job in journalism was as the obituary writer for a California daily newspaper. She attended public elementary and middle school in French-speaking rural Switzerland where field trips consisted of hiking, or cross-country skiing, from dawn until dusk.

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