Hi there!

I'm Cinnamon, a freelance journalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My work covers a broad range of topics from surfing Lake Superior and economic diversification in Appalachia to the ethics of development engineering in the market economy and how doctors perceive the pain associated with IUD insertion.

I'm the former editor of Impact Design Hub and my words have been published in places like New York magazine, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Design and Culture, and more. I hold an MA in Social Design, with a specialization in intervention design, from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Fine Art from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

I report on and write about travel and destinations; health, wellness, and nutrition; and social justice and innovation for both print and digital outlets. As an anthropologist, I'm an adept interviewer, able to notice small details and ask the right questions of anyone from everyday people to academics. I'm equally skilled at distilling scientific and academic research into more accessible content across a variety of topics.

Commission me at cinnamon.l.janzer@gmail.com by clicking on the mail icon below.