Marie Elizabeth Oliver Title: Contributing Writer Education: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Rosemont College Location: Lafayette, Louisiana Expertise: Travel, Home, Food, Culture, Style Marie Elizabeth is a writer, editor and award-winning digital journalist based in South Louisiana.Highlights:Former editor at The Washington Post, Better Homes and GardensWriting has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle Decor, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and New Orleans Public RadioWork has been recognized by the Society of Features Journalism and the Society of Professional JournalistsJournalism instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Experience Marie Elizabeth Oliver is a writer and journalist based in South Louisiana with nearly two decades of publishing experience.She spent 10 years in editorial roles at companies, such as Gannett, Meredith Corporation (now Dotdash Meredith) and The Washington Post, where she specialized in coverage of food, travel, home, style and culture.Her work has been recognized by the Society of Features Journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists.She is an instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she is training a new generation of southern storytellers. Her reporting is rooted in strong journalistic ethics and infused with a distinctive sense of place.Her writing has been syndicated in newspapers across the country and published by Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle Decor, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, New Orleans Public Radio and more. Education Marie Elizabeth earned her master's degree in English and publishing from Rosemont College. She has a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in journalism from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 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.