I am a journalist specializing in environmental justice, renewable energy and agriculture reporting. Most recently, I was the energy and environment reporter at VTDigger, Vermont's largest news organization. I reported at the intersection of science and policy, working to shine a light on how decisions made in the state capital impacted more rural parts of the state. Now, I'm pursuing a Master's in science writing at MIT and writing climate communication pieces for the Environmental Solutions Initiative.
I investigated a hazardous chemical company in Southern Vermont that operated for years without proper fire and worker safety measures. I used public records, chemical safety databases and interviews with national experts to probe how gaps in federal and state regulation put public health and the surrounding environment at risk.
In 2019, I pitched and reported a five-part series on climate change in Vermont as part of the Columbia Journalism Review's Covering Climate Now initiative. I interviewed Gov. Phil Scott and other top lawmakers and officials about why Vermont was failing to meet its commitments to reduce climate change emissions — and what they planned to do about it. I spoke with people who had moved to Vermont to escape wildfire smoke and talked with foresters and entomologists about new pests.