Iris Goldsztajn

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Title: Contributor
Education: University of California-Los Angeles, B.A. in Communication Studies, minor in Gender Studies

Born in Paris to a French father and English mother, Iris Goldsztajn moved to the U.S. to attend college at UCLA, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Gender Studies. Now London-based, Iris works as a freelance journalist, copywriter, and author. She serves as the morning editor for Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity and royal news before the East Coast wakes up, and a contributing writer for publications including InStyle, Shape, HelloGiggles, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, and more. Previously, she was the L.A.-based associate editor for Her Campus, covering pop culture, fashion, beauty, gift guides, and op-eds. Her debut short story, "A Story of Boy Meets Girl," won the Writing Magazine Grand Prize in 2020.

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