Mary-Rose Abraham is a longtime multimedia journalist, with experience as a video and audio producer, reporter, writer and host. Her stories have featured in ABC News, Atlas Obscura, BBC News, Deutsche Welle, The Guardian, “Marketplace” Radio, National Geographic, NPR, and Vice.

For more than seven years, she was based in Bangalore, India, as an independent journalist. She was the co-creator and co-host of Scrolls & Leaves, a world history podcast. Previously, she was a staff producer at ABC News in New York, and a researcher at NBC News.

Mary-Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, from which she graduated with honors and was awarded the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship as one of the top five students in her class.

Mary-Rose has traveled to 40 countries. Her most memorable journeys are a six-month solo backpacking trip across Europe and India; five weeks traveling across Turkey; and a 6,400-mile solo drive from New York City to Los Angeles over 33 days.