I have reported for television, public radio, newspapers, alt-weeklies and magazines. With more than 15 years of experience, I’ve spent much of my career in Kentucky and Tennessee, and have received numerous regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and The Associated Press. A Bay Area native, I’m now focused on telling the stories of climate change, environmental justice, health and the American West’s beautiful creatures and places.
Indiana University, Bloomington
Louisville Magazine, Senior Writer
LEO Weekly, Writer
Writer/Producer — Atlas Obscura, NPR's Only a Game, Nashville Public Radio
AWARDS & HONORS
U.C. Berkeley's Dean's Merit Fellowship (2020-2021)
City Regional and Magazine Association finalist — Civic Journalism (2019)
Assoc. of Alternative Media, National AltWeekly award winner for economic inequality reporting. (2012)
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
October 2019 — "The Dark Side of the Angel's Share"
April 2020 — "Meet Perry Ouzts, the 66 year old jockey who won't quit"
July 2021—Drought in the Klamath Basin reignites old tensions over water and fish https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16072021/drought-klamath-basin-oregon-california-agriculture-tribes-fish/
January 2021 — COVID intensifies plight of family caregivers https://calmatters.org/health/2021/01/covid-family-caregivers-plight-california/
July 2021 — Black Abalone increasingly threatened by wildfire https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20072021/ocean-abalone-california-dolan-fire-wildfire-climate/
August 2021 — Exploding wildfires rekindle debate over snuffing out blazes in wilderness areas