Gabrielle Birkner is a story editor for Chalkbeat Indiana and New York. She served previously as the managing editor at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the director of digital media at the Forward. She is the cofounder of Modern Loss and the co-author of “Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome” (Harper Wave, 2018). Gabrielle lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.