Hannah Orenstein is a writer who lives in New York.

She is the assistant features editor at Seventeen.com, where she writes about teen life, pop culture, relationships, sex ed, and astrology.

Her first novel, PLAYING WITH MATCHES, is forthcoming from Touchstone Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). She is represented by Allison Hunter at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

She’s also written for Cosmopolitan.com, MarieClaire.com, Refinery29, xoJane, and more. She likes doing weird things for stories — like visiting a cult, making lunch for Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and acting as a guinea pig for terrible dating ideas.

As a journalism and history major at NYU, Hannah interned at Seventeen, ELLE, Cosmopolitan.com, the Huffington Post, Mashable, and Her Campus; worked as a matchmaker for wealthy New Yorkers; co-founded the interview series The HBIC Project; founded Her Campus’s high school vertical and high school ambassador program; and studied abroad in Paris. She also, on occasion, went to class.

Hannah is a magazine junkie, book hoarder, bagel snob, vintage lover, Twitter addict, and proud New Yorker. She owns two tiaras and one cat.

Photography by Elyssa Goodman.