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Samantha Leal

Health & Wellness Journalist

Samantha Leal is a health, wellness, and lifestyle journalist. She's written for places like Refinery29, Real Simple, The Atlantic, Glamour, and has moderated panels for Well+Good and Saysh, Allyson Felix’s company. Formerly the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, she covered topics related to health, mental health and mindfulness, sex, relationships, food, fitness, and more. Her other previous gigs include senior web editor at Marie Claire, Deputy Editor at, and Assistant Editor at Leal graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her passions include mental health, particularly for marginalized communities, and rest, and she writes a newsletter dedicated to the subject called Rest in Action. You can find her pretty much everywhere at @samanthajoleal.

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Events featuring Samantha Leal
Events featuring Samantha Leal