I am a journalist specializing in environmental justice 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. Last year, 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 this year, writing in-depth analyses of the pandemic's effects on Vermont's economy.
My reporting has appeared in 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 have a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont with a minor in Spanish. Now, I'm pursuing a Master's in Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, I'm working on a thesis about wind energy development in Illinois. I am routinely teased by colleagues and friends about my obsession with all things PFAS. When I'm not working, I like to camp, nordic ski, climb, cook stews and dance.