I am a journalist and editor with experience covering science, food, energy, education and other general assignment reporting. I most recently reported for KUNC, an NPR member station in Northern Colorado covering environment and growth. I won a 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for a story with my colleague Luke Runyon about nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park.
My work has appeared in Scientific American online, OnEarth magazine and been broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered and WHYY’s The Pulse. I have covered climate science as a reporter for ClimateWire, part of E&E Publishing, and spent several years as the online editor at the independent, nonprofit magazine High Country News.
Home: I live in Fort Collins, Colo. For most of my adult life I have lived on Colorado’s rural Western Slope. I’ve also lived in the Bay Area, southern Texas, the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Fun fact: I’ve visited 49 out of the 50 states.
Play: I swim. I run. I mountain bike. I love backpacking in the mountains, canyons and desert. I cook and pickle and preserve food, mostly with local ingredients. I love magazines, and have a New Yorker addiction. I have been known to dabble in the following: plant name etymology, infographics, stop action animation, foraging and fermentation.
Education: Master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, magna cum laude.
Awards/Fellowships: 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, 2014 Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources Fellow, 2013 National Center for Atmospheric Research Journalism Fellow, 2013 Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory Journalism Fellow, 2012 finalist for a Livingston Award for Journalists, 2010 Knight Digital Media Center fellow.