About

I am an independent journalist with a particular interest in telling environmental and climate stories. I have also written about agriculture, algorithms and automation, blockchain, citizen science, discrimination and inequality, food safety and health, politics and elections, and technology.

Some recent work I am proud of includes a story about thru-hiking the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail for The New York Times; one about making vegan soup dumplings for Tenderly; and a feature for The New Food Economy inspired by the soybean field outside my childhood home. I also reported on the environmental case against federal crop insurance and went on Eating Matters to discuss that story.

In addition to my freelance reporting, I also write the weekly Warning Wire column for the nonprofit investigative news outlet, FairWarning. In 2018, I completed the Columbia University Lede Program for Data Journalism. (For examples of my data-driven work, you can visit my student project page.) Prior to that, I was the managing editor of the civic tech news site Civicist.

Originally from Emporia, Kansas, I now live and work in Brooklyn, New York. When not writing from my couch, I am an enthusiastic hiker, backpacker, and rooftop gardener. I publish a newsletter about outdoor adventure and the environment called Pinch of Dirt.