Ashley Franzen is a freelance writer, photographer, and polyglot who is currently based out of Bonn, Germany, where she writes content, manages blogs, edits, and teaches English.

When she’s not writing about international, social, cultural, and environmental issues, she and her husband imagine ways to change the world for the better.

She likes to cozy-up with a good book, cook, create, and share meals with friends, or imbibe West Coast IPAs. She holds a BA from Portland State University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She has also lived in the US, Guatemala, and Colombia.