Emily Shiffer Title: Freelance writer Education: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism Location: Fogelsville, Pennsylvania Expertise: Health, wellness, and pop culture Emily Shiffer is a freelance writer based in Pennsylvania specializing in health, nutrition, fitness, and pop culture. She loves antiques, music, American history, and her dachshund, Gertrude. Experience Emily has over 10 years of writing experience and is a former digital web producer for Men’s Health and Prevention magazines. I am passionate about learning and helping parents and families educate themselves to better support and care for those they love. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.