Katie Lauer is a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area of California. She thrives on diving into the nooks and crannies of society, writing stories that bring the “who” and “why” to life. Most recently, she was a staff writer at San José Spotlight covering everything from the COVID-19 pandemic and city hall happenings, to local arts endeavors and the LGBTQ+ community.
Lauer’s work was anchored in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” prior to moving west, writing for the Rochester Post Bulletin, 507 Magazine and the Minnesota Daily. She can often be found dreaming of live concerts, talking to her cats and overusing the em dash.