Karla Walsh is a freelance writer, editor, and level one sommelier who balances her love of food and drink with her passion for fitness. She has over 12 years of experience covering health, food, fitness, psychology, beauty, and beyond. Her writing has been published in Allrecipes, BHG.com, Runner's World, EatingWell.com, Shape.com, ReadersDigest.com, TheHealthy.com, Prevention.com, WomensHealthMag.com, and more.

Experience: Karla has worked on the digital side at several national magazine brands. She began her career as an intern at Meredith Corporation and went on to become an editorial assistant at FITNESS magazine and a digital food editor for BHG.com. She has since taken the leap into full-time freelancing and now contributes to a wide variety of food, fitness, and lifestyle publications, brands, and blogs.

Education: Karla graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a double major in magazine journalism and kinesiology. In addition, she received her personal trainer certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and group fitness instructor certification through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and her level one sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Fun Allrecipes Question: For a go-to potluck recipe, Karla picks her ultra-creamy hummus, topped a different way each time.

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