Marc Lallanilla is a former writer for Verywell Health covering topics such as pain relief, weight gain, and cholesterol.
Lallanilla spent many years as an environmental consultant and natural resource planner for private companies and government agencies, including Unocal, the City of Austin, Texas, and the California Department of Water Resources. Lallanilla has also worked as a writer and editor covering topics such as green-collar jobs and sustainable design. His work has appeared in a range of print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, ABCNews.com, Live Science, and Everyday Health. He is currently a Senior Editor at Syneos Health Communications.
Lallanilla received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in environmental geography and architecture. He completed his master's degree in environmental planning at the University of California, Berkeley, submitting a thesis on ecological restoration. Lallanilla also studied in New York University's graduate program in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting.
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