Leilani Clark is a writer and nonprofit communications specialist in Santa Rosa, California. She is the editor of Made Local Magazine, a print publication that tells the stories behind the Sonoma County food system. A former staff writer at The North Bay Bohemian, her writing has appeared at Mother Jones, The Guardian, The Press Democrat, Civil Eats, KQED, Sonoma Magazine, Time Magazine.com, Food & Wine.com, and Edible Marin & Wine Country. Her essays have appeared at The Rumpus, Fw:Riction Review, and the forthcoming PM Press anthology All of Me.
Leilani was a 2014 California Endowment Health Reporting Fellow. Her feature story about a federal crackdown on Northern California medical marijuana dispensaries won a California Newspaper Publishers Association award. She has a BA in English Literature from University of California San Diego and an MFA in Writing and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.