biomugcroppedMy work as an award-winning environmental, science and outdoor recreation journalist has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Science, Slate, The Boston Globe Magazine, Outside online, National Geographic News, and The Seattle Times. I’m a contributing correspondent for the journal Science, where I have written about the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the quest for super-powered exoskeletons, geologists trying to see how high seas will rise in the future, and a rat-borne plague afflicting urban slums. Before embarking on a freelance career, I worked as an environmental and political reporter at numerous Northwest newspapers, most recently The Seattle Times. I have won awards for my environmental reporting, investigative work and feature writing. My story about scientists studying rats in a Brazilian slum received the 2016 Communications Award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. My story about triathlon deaths and cardiac testing was selected as the best triathlon story of 2013 by Triathlon Business International. I now live in Bellingham, Washington, an ideal place to pursue my passions for outdoor sports, including cycling, skiing, rock climbing, fly fishing and backpacking. I am also the faculty advisor for Western Washington University’s The Planet magazine, a student-run publication based at the Huxley College of the Environment.