Ashley Lauretta

Freelance journalist and ASJA member | Contributor for MapMyRun (powered by Under Armour)

Byline appears in The Atlantic, ELLEGOOD, Men's JournalespnW, VICE SportsHealthWomen's Adventure and more.


As a journalist for almost ten years, I have the opportunity to reach readers all over the country. I have bylines in The AtlanticMen's Journal, ELLEVICE Sports, HealthespnW, Women’s Adventure and Competitor. I am a current member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

I grew up with the dream of being a writer and spent my time at The University of California, San Diego doing everything possible to make that dream a reality. My internships and jobs in almost all facets of the publishing industry—bookseller, library shelving assistant, copy editor, regional editor, writer, literary agency intern and literary publicist—have made me well-versed in the industry and provided a deep firsthand knowledge of what it takes to succeed as a journalist.

I took a college internship at Competitor and turned it into a full-fledged fitness writing career in the span of just a few years, taking advantage of every available moment to research, write and network. Over the years I have developed my interview skills and have had the opportunity to interview high profile, world-class athletes such as Olympian Leo Manzano, American Track and Field Champion Lauren Fleshman and Ironman National Champion Michael Lovato, and public figures including Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Sean Astin. 

I look forward to a lifetime of telling stories and engaging readers through the written word.