Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Wells (she/her) and I’m a freelance writer based in New York City. I cover lifestyle, personal finance, and technology topics, with service journalism at their core. I show readers how they can become more informed and safer consumers. No matter if it’s teaching them how to purchase the right humidifier for their home, warning them of the dangers of infant bath seats, or exposing the dirty little secrets of the all-inclusive vacation industry, I’ll share with them how to stretch their dollar further while making educated decisions for their families.

I’ve written for ABCnews.com, Consumer Reports, MarketWatch.com, MSNMoney.com, NautilusTechlicious.com, TIME.com, TheSimpleDollar.com, TheUptowner.org, Urban Home, the Wall Street Journal Sunday, and Washington Post’s On Parenting, among others. My commentary on drug prevention, education and intervention has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, The Bay Area Citizen, and The Daily News. In my free time, I also write children’s and young-adult book and television reviews for DiverseKidsBooks.org (formerly MixedDiversityReads.com). I’ve also written for Forty Acres of Fun, a book highlighting the history of student life at The University of Texas at Austin. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s of journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

Connect with me via Twitter at @KaitWells and Facebook at www.facebook.com/KaitWells.

Looking for someone to contribute to your publication? I definitely want to work for you! Contact me at kaitlyn.n.wells@gmail.com. (For story ideas, please include “pitch” in the subject line. Pitches about pets, travel and carry can be sent to kaitlyn.wells@wirecutter.com.)