My name is Meg, and I’m a freelance writer living between Spain and Belgium.

I’ve reported on the metro desk of The Los Angeles Times and covered Spanish politics as a special correspondent; covered politics for The Boston Globe; and written about universities for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I’ve written the aftermath of wildfires; overflowing rivers; fugitive rappers; ‘caravans’ of women bound for the Spanish countryside; squatters; Gibraltar’s misgivings with Spain over Brexit; and wine.

I graduated from Harvard with a degree in history and literature in May of 2017. I spent most of 2018 in Spain on a Harvard-sponsored travel grant, writing a year’s worth of long emails on my travels, and decided to stay.

Send me an email at megpbernhard[at] with story ideas, book recs, or just to say hello. I’d love to hear from you. Read about Spain on my narrative newsletter here.

Follow me on Twitter @meg_bernhard, Instagram @megbernhard.