A Columbia graduate and New York native, Bahrenburg began her writing and editing career in the features department of Vogue. She moved on to become Features Editor at Elle.com and then Editorial Director of Above, a magazine and website dedicated to environmentalism and the promotion of sustainability. She is the writer and co-producer of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s American Beauty (Assouline 2012) and Swanson Frank’s forthcoming book, Young Hollywood (Assouline, Fall 2014), as well as a book about artist Chuck Close’s portraiture. Bahrenburg is currently freelance writing about art and culture for Vogue and C, working on her first novel, acting as Creative Director for Smart Woman Project and providing creative consulting and collaborating services to a diverse range of clients. She is also involved with Dia Art Foundation, Waterkeeper Foundation, Chinati Foundation, Rainforest Foundation, Artwalk NY, Acria, TWO X TWO for Aids and Art and The Lunchbox Fund.