I'm an award-winning journalist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, writing and reporting on the science and politics of climate change. I have a unique background at the nexus of climate science and journalism.
My path to journalism started off in the sciences; as an undergraduate at Princeton University, I conducted field research with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and worked on models of tropical carbon for the NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Later, I pursued my MSc at Oxford University, where I wrote a thesis about media interpretations of the IPCC's report on 1.5 Degrees of Global Warming. This work was later a runner-up for Climate Outreach's climate communications research award. I then started a Ph.D. at UCLA, where I focused on environmental justice and climate adaptation, before transitioning into journalism. At UCLA, I was affiliated with the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies and was funded in my first year by the NSF INFEWS traineeship.
Through the INFEWS traineeship, I pursued a summer internship at Grist, where I wrote about climate science and politics. From January to June of 2020, I returned to Grist as a News and Politics Fellow. While at Grist, I developed beats ranging from oil extraction in California to the science of climate tipping points. A multimedia feature package that I pitched as a Grist intern and co-wrote as a fellow was later awarded the 2021 Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards in the climate change category and selected as a finalist in the feature (small newsroom) category. My reporting on residential drilling in California was recognized as a finalist for the 2022 LA Press Club's Southern California Journalism Awards. Since leaving Grist, my work has appeared in multiple outlets, including The Guardian, Floodlight, The Washington Post, Atmos, and Capital and Main. I'm currently an audio producer at Post Script Media on shows including Carbon Copy, in collaboration with Canary Media.
As a journalist, I focus on long-form, narrative storytelling about climate change, environmental justice, and ecology. I believe that good climate journalism not only reveals the structural causes and impacts of climate change, but also points to paths to a sustainable, just future.
You can find my CV here.