reporter & writer


I’m an award-winning freelance journalist and High Country News correspondent.

My work focuses on wildfire, conservation, lands and ​climate change in the West.

My editorial bylines include National Geographic, The ​Atlantic, Outside Magazine, E&E News/POLITICO, Hakai ​Magazine, Deseret Magazine, CBS News, Vox, NPR, CNN ​and more. My work also appears in WIRED, Mother ​Jones, Slate, Grist, Scientific American, Undark, Popular ​Science and InvestigateWest.

​I'm a member of the Society of Environmental ​Journalists and the Outdoor Writers Association of ​America. I speak on radio programs and at university ​classes, and also offer additional writing and editing ​services.


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High Country News

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Field reporting

News, Reportage & Analysis

Why 4 hunters in Wyoming were charged with trespassing on land they never touched

Wildfires are coming...for New Jersey?

Cougars are ambushing and killing wolves — and no one knows why

Heat Could Make Recovery a Temporary State

Protecting neighborhoods from

future flames

A chronic polluter closes its doors.

What’s next?

Fire risk map ignites controversy

Should a haven for grizzlies be

off-limits to hikers?

Wind turbines proposed near

a Japanese American incarceration

camp prompt outrage

Risk of wildfire smoke in long-term care facilities is worse than you'd think

Managing predators from the sky

When a utility sparks a wildfire, who pays?

Pollution knows no borders

Yes, even most temperate landscapes in the US can and will burn

Additional Writing Services

As a copywriter and editor, I work with clients in the sustainability and outdoor industries to:

  • review outdoor gear in all four seasons
  • write blog posts, how-to guides, sponsored content, curriculum and articles
  • create customized website copy
  • edit existing brand materials

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-High Country News

Correspondent, 2023-present

Fellow, 2021-2023

-Freelance Journalist



Fellow, 2020-2021

-Jackson Hole News&Guide

Reporter, 2016-2019


Digital news intern, 2015


Production intern, 2014


-Georgetown UniversityB.A.

    • 2012-2016, Magna Cum Laude

-University of MontanaM.A.

    • 2019-2021, Summa Cum Laude

Work with me

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Photos on this website were taken by Katie Cooney and Rajah Bose.