I am a journalist specializing in environmental health and justice, climate, and energy reporting. I got my start in journalism writing for my high school paper, but took a hiatus to study and work in sustainable agriculture and conservation.
I found my way back to journalism when I was hired as the energy and environment reporter at the investigative news site VTDigger. While at Digger, I covered everything from cyanobacteria blooms, a controversial landfill expansion, coyote hunting, and solar development. 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 transitioned to the Covid-19 beat, writing in-depth analyses of the pandemic's effects on Vermont's economy. Now, I'm a freelance writer and editor.
My reporting has appeared in The Guardian, Environmental Health News, PolitiFact, the Valley News, the Stowe Reporter, Waste Advantage Magazine, and AGU's EOS. I've also been a guest on Sirius XM's POTUS, VTDigger's podcast the Deeper Dig, Vermont PBS and local radio stations.
I received a Master's in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2021. While at MIT, I wrote a 7,000-word feature about why communities in rural Illinois are saying yes, and no, to wind projects. I am routinely teased by colleagues and friends about my obsession with all things PFAS. When I'm not working, I like to backpack, nordic ski, climb, cook stews, and dance.