Lorraine is a journalist and fiction writer. She currently works as a contributing writer for the digital side of Smithsonian Magazine. Previously the assistant travel editor at The Weather Channel, she also covers science and travel. She has received fellowships from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Her work was shortlisted for the Peter Lisagor Award as well as the Chicago Book of the Year Award. Her first narrative nonfiction book, The Last Voyageurs, was published by Pegasus Books in April 2016.

Lorraine's stories have been published by The Atlantic, Playboy Magazine, Hakai Magazine, MentalFloss, Chicago Magazine, Salon, Forbes, JSTOR Daily, City Limits, The Morning News, Passblue and others. Check out a sample of her work in Writing.

In addition to working as a journalist, Lorraine is a sailor, Francophone, native of the Great Lakes region, part-time explorer, animal-lover, and fiction writer.