Science & Environmental Journalist
I'm a freelance science and environmental journalist specializing in biodiversity conservation, climate change, ecosystem and land management, and environmental law and policy.
My reporting has taken me around the globe—I've tracked grizzlies in Banff National Park; trekked through the Yucatan jungle to visit community forestry projects; covered violent protests in Paris during the 2015 UN Climate Summit; and sailed through Norwegian fjords 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle while covering energy issues.
My multimedia work appears in National Geographic News, bioGraphic, Outside, Discover, High Country News, VICE, Hakai Magazine, Quartz, Audubon, Mongabay, InsideClimate News, Arctic Deeply, and Adventure Journal, among others. I was a 2017 writer-in-residence in the Banff Centre's Environmental Reportage program; a 2017 National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow in Kauai, Hawaii; a 2016 University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Journalism Fellow; and 2016 Earth Journalism Network Biodiversity Fellow in Mexico. I also serve on the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
I graduated from the University of Colorado with a master's degree in environmental journalism and graduate certificate in environmental policy. While my reporting often keeps me on the road, I've previously lived in and reported from Toronto, Ontario, Washington, DC, and Boulder, Colorado.
To get in touch with me about possible assignments or send news tips, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm currently based in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.
In the Media
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS
HIGH COUNTRY NEWS
THE DAILY CAMERA/THE DENVER POST
THE AMERICAN WEST
PARIS CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS
In June 2012, a grass fire swept through the town of Last Chance, Colorado, burning 45,000 acres and earning the title of Colorado's fourth largest wildfire to date. Marlys Swan's 55-year-old family home was the fire's last stop before crews contained the blaze a mile away.
Since 2000, 13 grizzly bears have died on the Canadian Pacific Railway which cuts through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. At a remote test site in the park, wildlife ecologists are searching for a remedy to the railway problem.
If you have questions or comments about my work, or wish to get in touch with me regarding possible reporting assignments, please email me at email@example.com and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
On November 14, 2013, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service crushed their six-ton stockpile of illegal ivory. I was part of a three-person team that produced a short documentary on the ivory trade for OnEarth. The documentary was later screened at Elephant Poaching & Ivory Smashing, a panel discussion at the CU Museum of Natural History hosted by my team. (Watch in Google Chrome.)