Steve Raymer

Transplanting rice seedlings is backbreaking work for Thai farmers, who in 2016–17 produced an estimated eighteen million metric tons of long-grain Jasmine rice. The world's largest producer of rice, Thailand harvests two crops a year in the wet and dry seasons. Near Can Tho, Vietnamese traders in dugout boats ply one of the Mekong Delta's endless waterways. But the fabled Mekong is both shrinking and sinking because of multiple dams under construction further upstream. | © Steve Raymer / National Geographic Creative

Lynae Sowinski
Vice President, Board of Directors at Limestone Post
Lynae joined Limestone Post in the summer of 2015. She works with all contributors and manages the editorial content for the site.

A Bloomington native, Lynae graduated with honors from Indiana University’s School of Journalism in 2012 with a minor in sociology. She started her editing career at Bloom Magazine as a high school intern and, over the course of almost eight years, advanced to the position of associate editor. Among other duties, she managed the website, magbloom.com, which won Best Journalism Website in 2012 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.