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Jenn Virskus

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San Francisco, CA
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Lithuania, photographers, writers, alpine ski racing, sailing, aviation, burgers, travel, Israel, food, walkability, architecture, kitchen design, lifestyle, culture, innovation, medtech
Doesn't Cover: finance, crime

Writer, skier, sailor, adventurer, photographer, cat lover, stuff doer, proud Lithuanian, not necessarily in that order. Tweeting about what inspires me.

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Biography

My name is Jenn Virskus, and I arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania, on a one-way ticket in December 2003.

My grandparents escaped their homeland of Lithuania on the eve of the second Soviet occupation in 1944. They traveled across wartime Germany, and spent five years post-war in Germany, amassing enou...

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@JennVirskus — 400 followers, 3,254 tweets

Jun 16, 2017

RT @sailcouture: Svea, the newest addition to the J Class! There are 7 here for @americascup J Class Regatta! 📷 @sailcouture

Jun 16, 2017

RT @whitecapsmarine: Here's a little something to get you stoked for the weekend! What makes you #FeelAlive? @hellyhansen  https://youtu.be/zu7TEtdqjzU 

Jun 16, 2017

Anybody in the Bay Area/Yuba City want a super cute kitten???  http://fb.me/15asbkLJE 

Jun 15, 2017

Who knew William Shatner was half Lithuanian! Awesome! Here he is tearing up the cobblestones in Rotuse Aikste! 😲  http://fb.me/3hpJJ058y 

Jun 13, 2017

How I came to edit a book for Sweet Root restaurant in Vilnius, thanks to my friendship with @SaruneZurba  http://jenn.virskus.com/blog/sweet-root-restaurant-vilnius/ 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started out as a creative writer, and eventually got a column in a small magazine.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A long, long time ago!

How is social media changing news?

It's making us work harder and faster.