Mei-Ling Hopgood is a journalist and writer. She is the author of the books: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Lucky Girl. As a journalist, she has written in numerous publications, from National Geographic Traveler and Marie Claire Magazine to the Miami Herald and the Boston Globe. She has worked as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Cox Newspapers Washington bureau. During his career, she has received numerous national and international journalistic awards. She is currently an associate professor and director of global initiatives at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.