I’m an award-winning crime and criminal justice reporter at The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper, based at its headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I came from The Shreveport Times, where I also covered criminal justice and public safety.
Formerly, I was a news assistant and blog editor at The New York Times Magazine in New York. Before that, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African country of Senegal; my writing from there was featured at The Huffington Post. I graduated from Vassar College and am originally from San Diego.
I’m always looking for story ideas. Please drop me a line.
Contact: mlau (at) theadvocate.com or lau.maya (at) gmail.com
Send me snail mail: P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821