Betsy Vereckey is a writer and editor in Hanover, N.H. She joined the Associated Press in 2004 in Athens, Greece, covering the Paralympics, art and archaeology exhibitions, and minority rights. She then moved to Louisville, Ky., where she worked as a print and broadcast writer and editor for nearly a year and later transferred to New York City to cover the financial industry for four years. Despite not knowing anything, really, about finance, she covered breaking news, such as bankruptcy filings and earnings reports, and wrote in-depth features on retailers, the consumer products industry and the luxury sector.

Betsy received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University, where she wrote a dating column for the university’s newspaper. She also has a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University. While there, Betsy wrote profiles for the school’s alumni magazine and was awarded the John R. Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship.

Her articles and personal essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines that include: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Foreign Policy and Real Simple. She was also a columnist for Women’s Magazine in Boulder, Colo.

She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, as Elizabeth, but became “Betsy” via an argument her parents had.