Work: I cover climate science at ClimateWire, a division of E&E Publishing. Before that I was the online editor at High Country News, a magazine that covers environment and public lands issues in the American West. Prior to that, did communications and outreach on a multidisciplinary research project called the California Nitrogen Assessment. I have also written on food, agriculture, science and environment topics for OnEarth, Grist and Oakland Local, and started out my journalism career covering just about everything as a reporter for the Cortez Journal.
Home: I live in Denver, 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.
Play: I swim. I run. I mountain bike. I road bike. I play soccer. I love backpacking in the mountains, canyons, and desert. I cook and can, mostly with local ingredients. I love magazines, and have a New Yorker addiction. I am mildly obsessed with the following things: plant name etymology, infographics, stop action animation, foraging and fermentation.
Book learning: I have a Master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina.
contact me: stephanie[dot]ogburn[at]gmail[dot]com