Cherisse Harris Education: Western Connecticut State University, University of Bridgeport Location: Bridgeport, CT Expertise: Beauty, Weddings, Parenting A meticulous researcher and editor, Cherisse Harris enjoys working with publications that focus on topics she closely relates to: lifestyle, beauty, and parenting. She is also an avid collector of cookbooks, self-help books, and medical journals.HighlightsWorked with multiple publications, including InStyle Magazine, Refinery29, The New York Times, Seventeen, and Details, among others19 years of fact-checking experienceFulbright scholar Experience Cherisse earned a Fulbright Scholarship during her sophomore year of college, which allowed her to travel to the Netherlands, Paris, and Spain to further develop her writing skills. She has fact-checked for multiple publications, including Refinery29, InStyle, and The New York Times. When she's not writing, she is a mom, an elementary education teacher, and an online English language teacher. Education Cherisse received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University and two master's degrees: one in English Writing and one in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.