Mary-Rose Abraham is a writer and audio producer. She is the co-creator and co-host of the Scrolls & Leaves podcast. She is currently based in Bangalore, India. Previously, she was a staff producer at ABC News, reported and produced for NPR and “Marketplace” Radio, and was 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.