Brett Simpson is a print and audio investigative journalist based in Oakland, CA. She will complete her MJ in Journalism at U.C. Berkeley in 2021.
Brett graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English in 2016. There, she was student representative of the undergraduate Journalism Program. Brett is a lead graduate researcher at the Investigative Reporting Program, as well as a Production Assistant at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Most recently, she worked as a metro reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, KQED, KALW, Earth Island Journal, Yale Climate Connections, and more.
Princeton University, B.A. in English, 2016
Investigative Reporting Program, Graduate Researcher
Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Production Assistant
San Francisco Chronicle, Metro Reporter
Science of Happiness Podcast, Associate Producer
AWARDS & HONORS
UC Berkeley Human Rights Center, 2021 Fellow
National Press Club, 2019 Feldman Fellowship
White House Correspondents Association, 2020 Student Scholarship
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, 2019 Taylor/Blakeslee Fellowship
U.C. Berkeley Dean's Merit Fellowship
Princeton University, 2014 Ferris Prize for Exceptional Journalism (x2)
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Richmond Confidential, September 2019, "Richmond Community Air Quality Committee Votes to Delay New Regulations,"
California Planning and Development Report, July 2019, "Truckee to Transform Downtown with Railyard Redevelopment" http://www.cp-dr.com/articles/20190729_1
California Planning and Development Report, May 2019, "Tahoe Uses Big Data to Tackle Transportation Problems" http://www.cp-dr.com/articles/20190526_2
Bay Nature Magazine, August 2015, "What Moths Live in the East Bay Hills? On 'Moth Night', a Chance to Find Out" https://baynature.org/article/what-moths-live-in-the-east-bay-hills-on-moth-night-a-chance-to-find-out/
Bay Nature Magazine, July 2015, "On a Now-Protected Ranch Above Tomales Bay, a Chance to 'Give the Land What It Deserves'" https://baynature.org/article/on-a-now-protected-ranch-above-tomales-bay-a-chance-to-give-the-land-what-it-deserves/
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Society for Professional Journalists, Society for Environmental Journalists, Women In Media