Kara Leigh Lofton is a photographer, writer and radio reporter, producing stories mainly in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
Her articles and photographs have been published by WMRA, the news website and magazines of Eastern Mennonite University, Sojourners, and the Staunton News Leader, among other outlets.
Kara Leigh’s reportorial interests are wide – from beer festivals, yoga, health and medicine to profiling genocide survivors, Virginians living in shelters, and lawyers representing Native Americans nationwide.
Prior to and during her undergraduate years at Eastern Mennonite University, she had stints living internationally, spending months in Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and England, with shorter visits to Zambia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and a half-dozen countries in western and central Europe. She speaks conversational Spanish.
In her spare time Kara Leigh enjoys reading, practicing yoga and hiking with her two loyal dogs.