College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Caralee Adams

Caralee Adams

Caralee Adams is a freelance writer covering health, parenting education, personal finance and other topics for magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, The Christian Science Monitor, Parents, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and corporate communication for Nestle, Coca-Cola, Principal Financial, and Thrivent.

Adams earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University, where she was recognized as an Outstanding Journalism Graduate in 1986. She also earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of New Orleans.

She worked as a general assignment reporter for The Tulsa Tribune right after leaving Iowa State, and worked as coordinator of public information and program specialist in the University of New Orleans’s Training, Resource, and Assistive-technology center before moving to freelance work in 1997.

Adams was project editor of PepsiCo’s Everyday Smart Moves magazine, contributing editor of Worthwhile magazine, and managing editor of Parent Power, the newsletter for the Center for Education Reform in Washington, D.C.

She has edited conference proceedings and academic papers for the National Institutes of Health; Parenting for a Peaceful Home, a publication of the Parent & Child Guidance Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.; and wrote a family health column for