Alissa Greenberg is an independent journalist who reports stories at the intersection of culture, science, business, and international affairs, with a generous dose of quirk. Her work has appeared online, in print, and on the airwaves of TIME, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The AtlanticThe Los Angeles Times, Roads & Kingdoms, Pacific Standard, WBUR, KQED, and KALW, and more. Her forthcoming anthro-travel memoir, The Crossing, tells the story of an overland trip from Helsinki to Beijing through Finland, Russia, China, and Mongolia, examining the millennial experience in each of those countries. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Mandarin Chinese.