Lauren Zanolli

Lauren is a freelance writer based in New Orleans. She has covered a wide array of geographies and topics, from economic and business developments in the Arabian Gulf, to arts and culture in Turkey, to social enterprise and the microfinance sector in Southeast Asia. She's also worked on the business side of things, with two years experience in strategy and marketing at a large renewable energy firm. Keep in touch: @laurenzanolli and

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Symantec Pledges to Engage 1M Students in STEM by 2020

According to the Symantec, cybersecurity jobs are one of the fastest-growing fields in IT, but there are not enough qualified applicants to fill vacant positions. The firm describes ways to solve the problem in its latest CR report.

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California Drought Cost Nears $2 Billion

Pulling from groundwater reserves will help ease the the $1.7 billion in estimated economic impact from the California drought. But what are the long-term consequences for resource management?

Through the traceability system designed by ThisFish, each catch gets a unique code, which can either be placed on the box of each shipment of fish, or physically attached to each animal.

Seafood Fraud Meets Tech-Driven Traceability

If something smells fishy the next time you step up to the seafood counter or sit down for sushi, it may not be the catch of the day. An estimated 33 percent of seafood sold in the United States is incorrectly labeled by type of fish, catch method or provenance, according to a recent report by conservation group Oceana.

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Should Citibank Bail Out Citi Bike?

Citibank’s namesake bike-share program is about to hit the skids and is struggling to attract new sponsors. Should the bank pony up some more cash?