Mary Rose Somarriba is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker with more than a decade of experience in publishing. Currently editor of Natural Womanhood, Mary Rose also serves as an associate editor for Verily Magazine, where she served as culture editor for more than five years and has written more than 150 articles. Prior, Mary Rose served for three years as managing editor of First Things in New York, and worked as managing editor for the quarterly journal on science and technology, The New Atlantis, in Washington, D.C. Mary Rose's writing has appeared in such publications as Verily Magazine, Natural Womanhood , Public Discourse, the Institute for Family Studies, The Federalist, Acculturated, First Things, the Human Life Review, National Review Online, and others.
In 2012, Mary Rose was awarded a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship to research the connections between sex-trafficking and pornography. She delivered remarks on the topic at such places as Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Notre Dame, and the College of William & Mary. Mary Rose has also organized and moderated numerous panel discussions for such organizations as the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Catholic Information Center, including events televised on C-SPAN.
Mary Rose received her BA in Philosophy from Providence College in 2005, with minors in English Writing and French. She lives with her husband and three children in Cleveland, Ohio.