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, I spent a year working for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, doing 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.
Home: I am a new resident of Washington, D.C. Before that I bounced between tiny towns in rural western Colorado and the urban paradise of the San Francisco Bay Area. Colorado and California are my two favorite states, but I also have a soft spot in my heart for the southern Appalachians.
Play: I swim. I run. I mountain bike. I road bike. I play soccer. 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 learning to cook and eat acorns.
Where I learned: In 2007 I received my Master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 2002. My interdisciplinary major allowed me to focus on the disparate realms of environmental studies, communications, and graphic design.
contact me: stephanie[dot]ogburn[at]gmail[dot]com