Peter Brannen is an award-winning science journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Wired, Aeon, The Boston Globe, Slate and The Guardian among other publications. His book, The Ends of the World, about the science behind the five major mass extinctions in Earth's history, was published by Harper Collins in 2017. It was named a New York Times Editor's Choice and one of the 10 Best Environment, Climate Science and Conservation Books of 2017 by Forbes.
Peter focused his fellowship on the study of paleoclimate and climate change over geological time scales. In particular, he sought to gain a deeper understanding of the earth system processes and the interactions between life, the oceans and atmosphere that modulate the habitability of the planet. He hopes to produce a multimedia project on paleoclimate to illustrate how better understanding earth's past provides our best window into its uncertain future.
Chris Lett is an Emmy-nominated journalist and yogi who grew up in Atlanta where he managed to work his way up from CNN tour guide to aeditorial researcher and eventually to field producer. During his tenure at the Network, he contributed to award-winning films and journalism series that spanned the nation, including coverage of the initial ISIS-affiliated terror attacks in the U.S., the deadly Pulse Nightclub mass shooting and the most recent presidential elections. On the environmental front, he reported on the historic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the fallout over air pollution in Louisiana's Cancer Alley and the impact of hydraulic fracturing. As a Ted Scripps Fellow of Environmental Journalism, the Guilford College graduate and former AmeriCorps VISTA will delve into the global impact of overfishing in West Africa. His goal is to create a digital-media project documenting the devastation left by unchecked industrial fishing vessels on communities and marine life along the Canary Current in the Atlantic Ocean.
While at the Center for Environmental Journalism, Chris explored the systemic issues connected to oceanic overfishing with a focus on West Africa. In addition to investigating the threats to healthy fisheries, his documentary project intends to highlight the human toll that illegal overfishing is having on the more than 13 million fishers and processors in Africa. He enjoyed attending classes, connecting with the community and gleaning from the expertise of seasoned environmental science communicators at the Center and the University at large.
Stephen R. Miller is an independent journalist who has covered climate change, energy, conservation, wildfires, and environmental justice from the Sonoran Desert to Arctic Alaska. His work has appeared in The Atlantic’s CityLab, Pacific Standard, Audubon, Seattle Magazine, Sierra, and others. Previously, he was senior editor of environmental justice for YES! Magazine and managing editor for a Washington state-based community newspaper publisher. He has received honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for work including coverage of First Nations resistance to oil pipelines in British Columbia, video reporting, and a series of comics journalism. As a Scripps fellow, Stephen will examine how the West is adapting to a changing climate. His project will consider social, political and economic transitions, as well as historic land use decisions. He is especially excited to join the Scripps family and set up camp in the CU library.
Hillary Rosner is a freelance journalist and editor whose stories have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Wired, Men’s Journal, Scientific American, High Country News, and many other publications. She has traveled the world writing about the environment, from the rainforests of Borneo to the slums of Kenya to the deserts and subdivisions of the American West. She is a two-time winner of the AAAS-Kavli Science Journalism Award, as well as the recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship. For the past two years, she has been a contributing editor at the startup publication bioGraphic, helping shape its in-depth coverage of Earth’s biodiversity. Before moving to Boulder in 2002 for a master’s program in environmental studies, she lived in New York, where she worked at the New York Post, The Village Voice, and New York Magazine. During her fellowship, Hillary focused on corridors as tools for wildlife conservation—and on the direct and indirect ways humans have altered the movement of other species.
Elizabeth Royte is the author of Bottlemania: How Water Went On Sale and Why We Bought It. Her previous books – Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash and The Tapir’s Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest – were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her writing on science and the environment appears in Harper’s, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and other national publications. Royte is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor at Smithsonian, OnEarth, and the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Her work is included in The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Essays (multiple years) and other nonfiction anthologies. A former Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow and recipient of Bard College’s John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service, Royte lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their daughter. During her fellowship, Elizabeth studied how climate change and water shortages affect agriculture and society on the Great Plains.
Sadie Babits has had a long career in public media where she’s focused her reporting on public lands, water, climate change and western issues. She's currently a professor of practice at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she is the sustainability director in the Cronkite News/ Arizona PBS newsroom. She works with students to learn how to cover environmental stories as multimedia journalists. Previously Sadie was the News Director at Colorado Public Radio where she guided and edited daily and long-term coverage for this statewide network. Her work has aired on National Public Radio shows including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and has been recognized nationally with an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative journalism and by the Society of Environmental Journalists. She’s reported from Kenya, Israel and many places in between but she calls the West home where she can often be found exploring trails on her mountain bike.
Jeff Burnside has led an accomplished 20-year career in TV news in Miami, Seattle, Boston, Kansas City, and Spokane, most recently as Senior Investigative Reporter for KOMO TV Seattle, his hometown. He's been awarded more than 25 honors for his journalism including national awards from the Investigative Reporters and Editors, National Press Club, Clarion and others as well as 10 regional Emmy's. His work has played a role in the arrest of more than a dozen people, multiple class action lawsuits and Attorneys General cases, the closure of unscrupulous businesses, new laws in several jurisdictions, a U.S. Supreme Court case and the return of millions of taxpayer dollars. He is the immediate past president of the Society of Environmental Journalists. His focus has often been on corruption, the environment and animal welfare. Jeff is a national judge for the Scripps Howard Foundation Meeman Award and the Columbia University Oakes Award for environmental journalism.
Lindsay Fendt is a freelance reporter and photographer covering the environment and human rights. During the fellowship Lindsay traveled to the Philippines to cover killings of anti-mining activists on the island of Mindanao. Her reporting appeared in World Politics Review and will become part of her book on the global rise of killings of environmentalists. She is now living in Denver, freelancing for publications like The Guardian, BioGraphic and The Huffington Post. Before the Scripps Fellowship she spent five years based in San José, Costa Rica where she covered stories throughout Latin America.
Jason Plautz is a Denver-based freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in High Country News, Reveal, CityLab, Ars Technica, Washingtonian, HuffPost and Undark, among others. Before moving to Denver, he covered energy and environmental policy for National Journal and E&E Publishing in Washington, D.C., including coverage of Congress and two administrations. He also reported from Brazil in 2014 as part of an International Reporting Project fellowship. As a Scripps fellow, Plautz reported on air quality problems in Western states and how changes to federal policy could affect high ozone levels, and reported a cover story for High Country News on an explosion at a fracking site with former fellow Dan Glick.
Lynette Wilson is working to build a freelance career and also writes about human rights and social and environmental justice issues for a nonprofit news service. She has reported from more than 25 countries on topics such as Brazil’s land conflicts, forced displacement in El Salvador and Congolese refugees living in camps in Rwanda. Previously, Lynette reported on education for The Meridian Star in Mississippi and The News Star in Monroe, Louisiana. And she was an environmental reporter for the Pensacola News Journal in Florida.
Jenny Barchfield is a native of Tucson, Arizona. She studied Comparative Literature at Barnard College and has an MA in Spanish and Portuguese from Columbia University and also a Masters of Journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a program run in conjunction with Spain’s leading newspaper, El Pais. After interning with Newsweek in Spain and France, Barchfield joined the Associated Press’ Paris bureau in 2005, splitting her time between general news coverage and the bureau’s culture and fashion beat.
In 2012, she was named AP’s Rio de Janeiro correspondent and moved to Brazil to chronicle the country’s tumultuous preparations for the 2014 World Cup and this year’s Olympics. Her focus shifted to environmental stories, and her yearlong coverage of the un-kept promises to clean up the city’s sewage-polluted waterways led to an ongoing project testing Rio’s recreational waters for sewage-borne viruses and bacteria. The testing results story won the 2016 Headliner Award for the top environmental story and also the AP Sports Editors’ story of the year.
As a Scripps Fellow, Barchfield researched the Zika virus, the medical mystery thought to have caused thousands of babies in Brazil’s hardscrabble northeast to be born with microcephaly. Since the fellowship, she relocated to Lisbon, Portugal, where she works as a multilingual freelancer, writing for outlets including the New York Times, The Guardian, Brazil’s Piauí magazine and NPR’s Spanish-language show, Radio Ambulante.
Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. Carney holds a number of academic appointments including as a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. In 2010 he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for the story Meet the Parents, which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. His first book, The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers, was published by William Morrow in 2011 and won the 2012 Clarion Award for best non-fiction book. His second book, A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness and the Path to Enlightenment, was published in 2015 by Gotham Books. Also in 2015, Carney founded WordRates, a website that aims to add transparency to the business of journalism with Yelp-style reviews of magazines and editors. Carney holds an MA in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Denver, CO.
Amy Martin is the founder and executive producer of Threshold, a podcast and public radio program. Each season, Threshold takes a deep dive into one story of pivotal change in the natural world. The first season of Threshold told the story of the American bison. The second season takes listeners to all eight countries of the Arctic to learn about climate change through the eyes of people who live in the polar north.
In 2017, Outside Online named Threshold one of the best new podcasts of year, and the Montana Broadcasters Association awarded it the best non-commercial radio program of the year. Threshold was listed as one of 100 Outstanding Pieces of Audio two years in a row by the Bello Collective, and has been also been included in best-of lists published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, High Country News, and other publications. Selections from season two of Threshold were aired on public radio stations around the country on PRI's The World.
In addition to producing Threshold, Amy has filed stories for NPR’s All Things Considered, National Native News, and other outlets. In 2016, she was selected for the Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2014, she was chosen to give a TEDx talk at the University of Montana.
Amy was raised on an Iowa farm and has lived in Missoula, Montana since 1999.
Joanna B. Pinneo’s career as a freelance photojournalist has taken her to 66 countries, from Tierra del Fuego in the south to Grise Fiord in the Arctic Circle. Pinneo has covered immigration, global climate change, land disputes, ancient African trade routes, and native peoples worldwide. Her work has been published in National Geographic, New York Times, Smithsonian, Time, St Petersburg Times and Geo among others. Pinneo was nominated for a Pulitzer, won an Alfred Eisenstadt award and featured in National Geographic’s 50 best photographs. Her story on the Palestinians for National Geographic won a 1st Place Magazine Feature award in the Washington Journalism Review. Pinneo received an NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant for her project exploring girls’ coming of age in America. As a Scripps Fellow, Pinneo researched and reported on the effects of household air pollution and the implementation of clean cookstoves. To cover issues surrounding clean-cooking globally, Joanna followed Solar Sister Entrepreneurs in Tanzania working in villages to provide clean cookstove and solar lanterns, gathered interviews and photographs about a CSU epidemiologic cookstove research team studying the cardiometabolic effects of second-hand smoke, traditional cooking and cleaner alternatives. In May of 2016, Joanna traveled to northern Ghana to report on work by Dr. Katie Dickinson and CIRES at CU Boulder examining the demand for cleaner cookstoves and measuring and evaluating emissions. In the fall of 2017, Joanna traveled to Delhi, India for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to speak at the Clean Cooking Forum. After the conference Joanna went throughout northern India, urban and rural, to produce several stories on air pollution for the Global Strategic Communications Council, part of the European Climate Foundation. In May 2018, Joanna joined the staff as Marketing and Communications Assistant for Native Edge Landscapes in north Boulder. Native Edge promotes stewardship and uses sustainable landscaping practices, water conservation, and native plants.
Autumn Spanne is a freelance journalist who writes about science, the environment, sustainability and human rights. Her work appears in National Geographic News, The Guardian, Reveal, the Daily Climate, the Christian Science Monitor, InsideClimate News, mental_floss and CNN. Prior to her journalism career, Spanne taught English and journalism on the Navajo Nation. She later worked as an editor at Youth Communication, a pioneering educational publishing company that trains young people in writing and journalism and publishes their stories in two award-winning magazines and a book series.
Spanne has traveled and reported widely in Latin America, Europe and the United States. As a Scripps fellow, she studied environmental and American Indian law, public health, climate science and data journalism to produce deeply reported stories pertaining to Native American water rights and tribal water contamination.
Jess Chamberlain is a Seattle-based freelance writer, editor, and content strategist. She’s reported on design and environmental lifestyle topics for 12 years, covering subjects ranging from minimalism and small space living to the locavore movement and the sharing economy. She is a contributing editor for Sunset magazine, where she was previously a staff writer in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, San Francisco magazine, and on Ozy.com and NPR.org, among other publications. Chamberlain’s 2011 article for Sunset entitled “The Zero-Waste Home” helped spark a national dialogue about consumerism in America and motivated her efforts to humanize environmental issues. She is working on a book focused on environmental lifestyle design (think homesteading, tiny homes, off-the-grid living).
Ciara O'Rourke is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas, and a contributing writer for PolitiFact. A former reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, she has written for publications including The Atlantic, The Atavist Magazine, Seattle Metand The New York Times. She was a 2017 recipient of the Mayborn Emerging Writer award. She is on Twitter at @ciaraorourke and her website is ciaraorourke.com.
Amanda Paulson is a staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor, where she has worked since 2000, and is based in Boulder. After completing the Scripps Fellowship in 2016, she switched to writing for the Monitor’s “Inhabit” section, which focuses on climate, environment, and sustainability. Before that, she wrote both features and news pieces and covered a wide range of topics, including education reform, presidential elections, natural disasters, immigration, agriculture, mining, and social issues. She was the Monitor’s Midwest correspondent for eight years before moving to Boulder in 2011.
Julie Rehmeyer’s memoir, Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand, will be published by Rodale on May 23, 2017. She wrote much of the book, which describes how she navigated the science and politics of poorly understood environmental illnesses, while a Scripps fellow.
She is also a contributing editor at Discover magazine. Her work as a math and science journalist has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Discover, Science News, Aeon, Wired, High Country News and many other publications. Much of her writing has been about mathematics, aiming to show her readers how mathematics can reveal hidden facets of the world.
Scott Wyland is a reporter and photographer in Naples, Italy for the international military publication Stars and Stripes. Previously, he worked as a journalist covering environmental issues in several states, including for The Oregonian, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Daytona Beach News-Journal and Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Among many stories, Wyland has written about how flawed environmental oversight has led to the degradation of Florida waterways. His story about a Miami dredging project destroying coral reefs appeared in National Geographic. He also is working on a book on how the clear-cutting of Pacific Northwest forests inflicted ecological devastation that spurred tree-sitting protests.
Sena Christian is a journalist based in Sacramento, California. She works as an editor for Comstock's, a monthly "business-insight" magazine, and continues to do environmental reporting on a freelance basis. As a Ted Scripps Fellow, she wrote a series of articles on American farming and food systems. Her writing has appeared nationally in Newsweek, The Guardian, High Country News, YES! Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Earth Island Journal, Ensia and Civil Eats. Sena previously worked as a reporter for two newspapers in California, and as a staff writer for the Sacramento News & Review, where she was bestowed with the nickname "Sena: Eco-Warrior Princess." www.senachristian.com
Sonya Doctorian is an independent photo and video journalist and the former senior photo editor for the Washington Post Magazine. In addition to the Washington Post, she has worked as an online video journalist at the Rocky Mountain News, and was photo director for the St. Petersburg Times, The State (Columbia, S.C.) and the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Doctorian was part of the team at the Rocky Mountain News that published “Beyond the Boom,” a print and online series documenting the impact of natural gas exploration. She spent her fellowship reporting on drought in California and the historic 1930s Dust Bowl region.
Laura Krantz is the creator, host and producer of the hit podcast, Wild Thing, which launched in October 2018. So far, it's had more than one million downloads and received media attention from outlets as diverse as NPR and Fox News. Laura is a partner at Foxtopus Ink - the small multimedia company she started with her husband, Scott Carney - where she runs the audio/podcast division. In addition to her own podcast work, she's currently the interim science editor for PRX and consults and edits on several other podcasts as well. Prior to her Scripps Fellowship, Laura worked as an editor and producer at NPR in Washington, DC and as an editor at Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) in Los Angeles. She's also written for various publications, including Popular Science, Smithsonian Magazine, Outside, and Newsweek, as well as for npr.org.
Naomi Lubick is a science and environmental journalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has covered diverse topics including astrobiology, earthquakes, nanomaterials in wastewater, pharmaceuticals in the environment, mercury pollution, and climate change for publications including New Scientist, Nature, Scientific American and Science. She has also worked as a staff reporter and editor at Environmental Science & Technology, Global Change, and Earth magazine. Most recently, she served as founding editor of Rethink (https://rethink.earth), an online publication from the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Scott Wallace is an independent writer, photographer, television producer, and public speaker. Wallace has written five feature stories for National Geographic from the Amazon rainforest and is a former correspondent for Newsweek, the Guardian, and CBS News. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, “The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes,” for which he trekked through the land of a never-before-contacted indigenous group in the depths of the Brazilian rainforest. Scott is currently researching a new book about his grandfather, who claimed to have discovered a 'lost tribe' in the Himalayas in 1931, for which he recently traveled to the northern Indian state of Sikkim, near the border of Tibet.
Brian Calvert, a fourth-generation Wyoming native, grew up in Pinedale and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1994 with a BA in English liberal arts and minors in writing and media studies. He has worked as a foreign correspondent, writer, audio journalist, and most recently, a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. After extensive time in Cambodia, China and Afghanistan, Brian has a new appreciation for the West and is thrilled to be back. When he's not working, you can find him outside, trying to regain his mountain hardiness.
Bear Guerra is a photographer whose work explores the impacts of globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues on communities often underrepresented in the media. His images, photo essays, and multimedia stories have been published by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Le Monde, the BBC, NPR, Orion Magazine, High Country News, University of Texas Press and many others; and have been exhibited widely. He has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism in 2010; a Blue Earth Alliance project photographer; and was a 2013-14 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. Originally from San Antonio, TX, Bear has worked extensively throughout Latin America, and is currently based in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, journalist Ruxandra Guidi, and their daughter. Guerra and Guidi often work together (under the name Fonografia Collective), and in recent years have been collaborating with media outlets, non-profit and arts organizations, and city and county entities to create in-depth, multi-platform storytelling projects.
Colin McDonald formerly worked as the water and environment reporter at the Express-News in San Antonio, Texas, where he led investigations documenting corruption at local water utilities and violations of the Clean Water Act. McDonald graduated from Western Washington University in 2004 with a degree in environmental journalism. During his time as a Scripps fellow, McDonald studied the conflicting laws that oversee the allocation of the waters of the Rio Grande, the history of civilization along it, and the water conservation measures being taken to deal with dwindling supply. He then followed the river by foot and small boat from source to sea to produce a daily blog about the disappearing river. He now works for the Texas Comptroller as a policy analyst on endangered species issues.
James Simms, a freelance reporter and television and radio commentator in Tokyo, has covered the Japanese economy and politics for nearly two decades. Previously, he was The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street columnist analyzing corporations, policy issues and the economies in Japan and South Korea. In 2011, he won the highest writing award at Dow Jones for a series on Japan’s budget and bureaucracy. He has conducted hundreds of interviews for print and television, including for CNBC, and covered Asia’s financial crisis and the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. As a Scripps fellow, his studies focused on issues related to Fukushima, including the effects of seismology on reactor safety; the impact on people and the environment of radiation, especially long-term exposure to low doses; and how to increase the use of renewable energy.
Chandra Thomas Whitfield is an award-winning Denver-based print, broadcast and multimedia journalist and regular contributor to NBCNews.com/NBCBLK. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of media outlets, including Essence, Ebony, People, Newsweek, JET, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and TIME.com. She has also been honored by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists, Mental Health America and the Atlanta Chapter of the New Leaders Council. She has previously earned "Journalist of the Year" honors from the Atlanta Press Club and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.
Along with Scripps, Chandra has completed other prestigious journalism fellowships, including the Soros Justice Media, Kiplinger Public Affairs and Rosalynn Carter Mental Journalism programs respectively. Chandra has produced award-winning work for the Atlanta affiliate of National Public Radio, The (Denver) Urban Spectrum newspaper and the Journalism Center on Children and Families. An award-winning feature story that she penned for Atlanta Magazine made the Atlanta Press Club's “Atlanta’s Top 10 Favorite Stories of the Past 50 Years” list, helped contribute to a change in Georgia law and a young man's early release from prison.
Tony Barboza is a reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He has worked for the paper’s metro section since 2006. In the last two years Barboza has taken on the California Coast beat, writing about oceanfront development, water pollution, marine life, public beach access and rising sea levels along California’s 1,100-mile coastline. He previously worked at The Claremont Courier and as an intern at High Country News. Barboza earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Pomona College.
Tristan Baurick is a coastal environment reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He reports on Louisiana's disappearing coast, the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. He previously worked as a public lands, outdoors and environment reporter for his hometown paper, the Kitsap Sun, in Bremerton, Wash. He has a graduate degree in journalism from Concordia University in Montreal and a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Evergreen State College.
Katy Daigle is an Associated Press correspondent based in New Delhi. She has covered news for AP for more than 12 years, including stints on AP’s international desk in New York and on the Europe and Africa desk in London. Most recently, she has been covering environmental issues in South Asia. Daigle has also worked as a stringer for Newsweek International, a reporter for The Moscow Times, and a copy editor on journals of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She has a BS in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Becky Kramer is the natural resources, energy and health reporter for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. Some of her favorite reporting topics include wolves, the Columbia River Treaty and Superfund cleanup in Idaho’s Silver Valley. Kramer previously worked as a reporter for two other Washington-based papers: The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and The Highline Times News. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pacific Lutheran University.
Jerry Redfern is a visual journalist with an emphasis on environmental and humanitarian issues across Southeast Asia and other developing regions. His work ranges from the aftermath of American bombs in Laos to agroforestry in Belize to life amid logging in Borneo. Jerry’s photos have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Der Spiegel, among others. He has contributed to four book projects, including Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos (co-authored with Karen Coates), which was a finalist for the IRE Book Award. Jerry is a fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and was a 2015 Fellow with the International Reporting Project in East Timor. In 2015 he received a grant from the Fund for Environmental Journalism to create a video on the environmental effects of the historical large-scale bombing in Southeast Asia. That work will also be used in a documentary film (currently in production) on the modern problem of unexploded ordnance in Laos. He has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Montana.
Tasha Eichenseher has been covering science and environment stories for over a decade for a variety of print and online outlets, including E/The Environment Magazine, Environmental Science & Technology online news, Greenwire, Green Guide, Nautilus, and National Geographic News.
Tasha has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University, and is currently back in Boulder, CO, editing and creating online courses for Yoga Journal. In her free time she does as much biking, climbing, and skiing as possible. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Jody Jenkins is a journalist, producer and documentary filmmaker. Before becoming a Scripps Fellow, he was an editor at France 24, a Paris-based, 24-hour news network that broadcasts in English, French, and Arabic. Jenkins covered Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, reporting on the Russian, Czechoslovakian, and Romanian revolutions as well as the Serbo-Croatian and Bosnian wars. His first feature film, American Jihadist, is a look at militant Islam through the eyes of an African-American convert who fought in Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Bosnia. Jenkins and former Scripps fellow Bill Adler are in post-production on Sweet Home Costa Rica, a documentary about a group of Quakers from Alabama who left the U.S. in 1950 to protest American militarism. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kari Lydersen After the fellowship, Kari Lydersen continues her reporting (as a freelancer) on her fellowship project area—the resurgence of hard rock mining in the Southwest and Great Lakes region, along with reporting on other energy and environmental issues. She teaches an environmental journalism program for Chicago youth from marginalized communities, through the non-profit We the People Media and Michigan State University; and she teaches journalism as an adjunct at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Previously, Kari covered a wide range of stories for The Washington Post, where she was a staff writer for the Midwest Bureau until the bureau’s closing in 2009. After that she worked as a staff writer with the Chicago News Cooperative, a non-profit news outlet that provided content to the local edition of The New York Times. She is the author of three books related to labor, immigration and tangentially environmental issues. Lydersen is a national champion in marathon swimming and completed her first Ironman triathlon during the fellowship—thanks to the high altitude training in Boulder. She has a BS in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Dave Philipps is a journalist and author based in Colorado Springs, where he is working on a book about wild horses. While an investigative reporter and feature writer at The Colorado Springs Gazette, he specialized in writing about the environment, natural resources and the military. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for his series "Other Than Honorable." He has appeared on CNN, ABC and NPR. For his coverage of the upswing in violent crime among a group of Iraq War veterans at Fort Carson, Philipps won the Livingston Award for national reporting and was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. The series, “Casualties of War” was published in The Colorado Springs Gazette in July 2009. He later turned the series into a book that takes its title from the nickname that the army unit profiled gave itself, The Lethal Warriors. He has a BA in environmental studies from Middlebury College and an MS in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Thompson has spent most of his 20+ years as a professional journalist covering environmental, cultural and economic issues in the American West, and he continues to do so as a contributing editor for High Country News. Thompson was the owner and editor of two pulbications in the tiny mountain town of Silverton, Colorado, and then served as the editor-in-chief at High Country News. He won first place for outstanding beat reporting, small market, in the 2016 Society of Environmental Journalists awards. Thompson is currently writing a book on the Gold King Mine disaster, which is slated for publication in spring of 2018. Thompson has also been a bike mechanic and artisan baker. He has a bachelor's degree in math and philosophy from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Karen Coates is an independent author, editor and media trainer who has covered food, environment, health and human rights in developing societies for more than a decade. She writes a blog, The Human Palate, on the anthropology of food for SAPIENS magazine. She and her husband, Jerry Redfern, are senior fellows at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. The two are currently working on a documentary film stemming from their book, Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos (ThingsAsian Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award. Coates was a 2015 International Reporting Project fellow to East Timor and a 2015 International Women’s Media Foundation fellow to Rwanda. She served as guest editor for the 2014 Global Press Journal special publication on climate change and food security. In 2011, she was selected as the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, where she taught a course in the business of freelance journalism. Coates also works with journalism training organizations in developing countries. In August 2011, she helped organize and teach a three-week course in government reporting, which brought eight Burmese journalists to the University of Montana through a State Department grant. While at CU, she started a project on the future of food. Her next book will investigate the root causes and potential solutions to global hunger and malnutrition.
Erin Espelie is executive editor at Natural History magazine and a filmmaker. At the magazine, she covers the interactions between humans and Earth’s natural processes and writes a monthly column, “The Natural Explanation.” Espelie makes poetic nonfiction films about environmental issues, and recently premiered new works at the New York Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. She is currently a visiting instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
Leah McGrath Goodman An award-winning journalist, Leah McGrath Goodman has written for The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Financial Times, Fortune, Institutional Investor, The Guardian, ABC News, USA Today, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and Forbes. She has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox, and Bloomberg Television. Her first book, The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked The World's Oil Market, was published by HarperCollins in 2011 and was called "a riveting tale of greed gone mad" by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and "twice as crazy and outlandish as any plot that Hollywood could concoct" by Fortune magazine. The book was nominated for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award. A member of the London Speaker Bureau and writer-at-large for Absolute Return magazine, she is working on her next book based in the Channel Islands.
Ryan L. Nave is a state government reporter for Mississippi Today, a nonprofit digital news organization. He was previously news editor at the Jackson Free Press, where he also reported on local, state and national issues. Before coming to Mississippi in 2011, he was a freelance journalist in Albuquerque, N.M., Boulder, Colo., and Seattle covering environmental-business issues. Prior to that, he covered local and state government and Barack Obama’s presidential campaign for the Illinois Times. He was a 2010-2011 Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellow at the University of Colorado-Boulder and a 2004 Academy for Alternative Journalism fellow at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. A native of University City, Mo., he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jonathan Waldman is an author in Boulder, Colorado, working on his second book, to be published in 2018, about the development of an unusual robot. His first book, Rust (Simon & Schuster), was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s best books of 2015; a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; and the winner of the Colorado Book Award for general nonfiction. He’s also a 2017 Alicia Patterson Fellow, writing about making things last.
Laura Frank is president and general manager of news at Rocky Mountain PBS. She is the founder of I-News, which was developed during her Scripps Fellowship and then merged with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting in 2013. I-News delivers in-depth multimedia reports to news outlets across the Rocky Mountain region. Frank, a Denver native, spent two decades at daily newspapers, radio, and public television. She is a founding member of the national nonprofit Investigative News Network.
Frank was an investigative reporter at the Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. While there, she worked on multipart stories on Colorado's natural gas rush and the U.S. government's empty promise to provide medical aid to nuclear workers. Frank also has worked at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tenn., the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., USA Today and the Gannett News Service.
Her stories have won top awards in both print and broadcast, and helped release innocent people from prison, protect abused children, and win aid for sick nuclear weapons workers. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois.
Michael Kodas was part of the team at The Hartford Courant awarded The Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 1999. He won the 2018 Colorado Book Award for General Nonfiction for his book, Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame, which also was one of Amazon’s 20 best nonfiction books of 2017. He is the author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed, which took top non-fiction honors in the National Best Books Awards from USA Book News. Kodas focuses on a wide range of environmental issues, including deforestation, climate change, fisheries, development, and endangered species. Journalistic assignments have taken him around the world, including to mine fields in Vietnam, the high camps of Mount Everest, and the jungles of Borneo. His work has appeared in the N.Y. Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Denver Post, NPR, PBS Newshour, Newsweek, CBS Evening News, National Geographic News Watch, Mother Jones, Outside, OnEarth, bioGraphic, and ENSIA. In 1999 he was honored with awards from Pictures of the Year International, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, and the National Press Photographers Association. Kodas is former Associate Faculty Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism.
Suzie Lechtenberg is the producer of Freakonomics Radio. She's been a public radio journalist for almost a decade, covering politics, the environment, economics and pop culture for outlets like New York Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, NPR, APM, and PRI. In 2010 she was the senior producer of the midterm election series Pop & Politics with Farai Chideya, which was produced by WNYC. She was one of the original producers hired at Weekend America, a magazine show produced by APM, where she worked for almost five years. Her work has been featured on public radio shows like "Marketplace," "Day to Day," and "Studio 360." She started her career at the fashion and pop culture magazines Dazed & Confused and Nylon. Lechtenberg is a Kansas native, currently living in Brooklyn.
Jim Mimiaga writes about environmental issues, tribal politics and outdoor recreation for the Four Corners Free Press, a news magazine in Cortez, Colo. He recently won a second-place prize in general reporting with editor Gail Binkly and columnist/reporter David Grant Long for a collection of articles about medical marijuana. He has also worked at The Cortez Journal, Inside/Outside Southwest Magazine, The Durango Telegraph, Independent Native News, and The Southern Ute Drum newspaper. He recently covered the reintroduction of wolves along the New Mexico-Arizona border and the return of condors to the Grand Canyon. He has won several awards in news and photography from the Society of Professional Journalists and Colorado Press Association. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Fort Lewis College.
Anne Minard is now an environmental attorney in New Mexico, thanks in large part to her experience as a Ted Scripps Fellow. Anne spent much of her fellowship year exploring law classes at CU-Boulder, including Charles Wilkinson’s classes in natural resource law, which inspired her to pursue her long-time interest in the law.
Anne's academic background includes a master's degree in biology from Northern Arizona University. During her journalism career, her science and environmental coverage appeared in Indian Country Today, National Geographic News and The New York Times, among other publications. Her first book, Pluto and Beyond: A Story of Discovery, Adversity, and Ongoing Exploration, was published in 2007 and she was a contributing author on two others. Her writing earned accolades including first place in environmental reporting from the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors' Association, a Clarion Journalism Award, and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for radio journalism.
Anne is now a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental and Consumer Affairs Division of the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. Before joining the AG's office, she clerked for Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels on the New Mexico Supreme Court and Judge Harris Hartz of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. When she’s not working, Anne enjoys swimming, running, hiking with dogs, and rock climbing.
Jad Davenport is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker with National Geographic Creative. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deborah Fryer is an environmental filmmaker and founder of Lila Films (www.lilafilms.com). She has created broadcast content for PBS, Nova, Frontline, MSNBC, Discovery, History Channel, U.S. Fish & Wildlife and the National Audubon Society. She has also created education videos for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the American Public Health Association, the National Ecological Observatory Network, and other non-profits. Deborah is also a highly sought-after business coach who works with artists, writers, filmmakers and healers. Deborah integrates filmmaking, narrative and neuroscience in her coaching practice. Go to www.deborahfryer.com to learn more about this inner environmental work.
Joanna Kakissis A journalist currently based in Athens, Greece, Joanna contributes to TIME magazine, NPR, The New York Times, Marketplace, PRI's The World, The Financial Times Magazine and other outlets. She has also written for Al-Jazeera English, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., where she was an award-winning staff writer from 1998 to 2004. She contributed to a News & Observer series on Hurricane Floyd that was a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.
She has been awarded several fellowships. In fall 2009, she reported on environmental migrants in Bangladesh with the help of a grant from the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Most recently, in 2011, she was awarded a Knight Luce Fellowship from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School to report on religion in migrant communities, especially the Hazara Afghans. Contact her at email@example.com.
Keith Kloor is a magazine journalist based in New York City. A senior editor at Audubon magazine until recently, Kloor has been published as a freelancer by Audubon as well as Science, Nature, Archaeology, and Smithsonian, among others. His work reflects a multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues, examining science and public policy through a historical, social, and political lens. His recent projects include examining the impacts of environmental constraints on prehistoric Indian cultures. Reach Kloor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Welsch is a freelance writer, photographer and editor based in Paris. Between 2011 and 2016, he was a staff editor at the International Herald Tribune and The International New York Times in Paris, and before that, a senior reporter at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. email@example.com
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock formerly worked as the host and producer of Independent Native News and as a reporter for the Alaska Public Radio Network. With the help of a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, she continues to report on an unsolved cold case murder of an 8-year-old boy that took place in Interior Alaska in 1999. The stories titled, Who Killed Durga? have aired as a series on Alaska Public Radio.
She also writes short stories and fiction which have appeared in The Los Angeles Review and The Sonora Review. Her first novel for teens, The Smell of Other People's Houses, was published in 2016 by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House in the US and Faber and Faber in the UK, and has also been translated into German. She can be reached through her website: www.hitchcockbs.com.
Sean Markey is a Vermont-based journalist, photographer and editor whose work explores the intersection of science, culture and the environment. He is a former senior staff writer and editor for National Geographic News and the current editor in chief of N/R magazine.
Todd Neff is a freelance science, environment, healthcare and business writer living in Denver. Prior to his fellowship, he was science and environment reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera, where he covered everything from climate change and air quality to physics Nobel Prize winners. His book “The Laser That’s Changing the World” (Prometheus, 2018) covers the history of lidar, a vital environmental-science tool as well as key enabler of self-driving cars. He won the Colorado Book Award in History for From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet Hunting Machine, which he largely researched and wrote during his Ted Scripps fellowship. He can be reached via www.toddneff.com.
Joseph Sorrentino is California Philanthropy Writer for The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organization that creates parks and protects land for people. He uses his environmental journalism experience to raise funds to protect our natural resources and heritage and to create parks and other resources for underserved communities. After serving as managing editor of The Orange County Reporter, San Diego Commerce, and Riverside Business Journal, Joe worked as a freelance journalist for High Country New, California Coast & Ocean and other environmental publications. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florence Williams is the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative (W.W. Norton, 2017). Based in Washington, D.C., she is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, National Geographic, and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of a 2017 podcast series, The Woman Factor for Outside Magazine, and her recent audio series for Audible, Breasts Unbound, won a 2017 Gracie Award. Her previous book, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, won the L.A. Times Book Prize in Science and Technology in 2013. A fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science. She serves on the boards of High Country News and the Ted Scripps Fellowships at CEJ. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
Bruce Barcott is a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. His features and cover stories have appeared in TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and other magazines. His previous books include The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw and The Measure of a Mountain. Bruce has been the Deputy Editor of Leafly, the world's leading cannabis information resource, since 2015. He lives on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, with his wife Claire Dederer and their two children, Lucy and Willie. Bruce can be reached at email@example.com.
Leslie Dodson has worked as a reporter, correspondent, anchor, producer, and writer for a number of network news organizations, including CNBC, MSNBC, Reuters, CNN, and NHK-Japan. She has been posted to Tokyo, London, New York, and throughout Latin America for international broadcasters and has worked in independent production in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Nepal, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. Dodson's work has focused on international business and economic news and regularly has drawn connections between business and the environment. She was awarded special recognition by Reuters for her coverage of the financial crisis. Dodson co-founded The Story Group, a multimedia journalism consortium covering international development and environmental issues. Currently, she is a PhD student in the ATLAS program in Technology, Media & Society at CU-Boulder. Her area of research is information and communication technology for development (ICTD). Dodson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Keala Kelly is a filmmaker and journalist focusing on Hawaiian political and cultural issues, indigenous peoples and the environment. Keala co-produced “The Other Hawai’i,” a 30-minute television news program for Al Jazeera English’s “Inside USA”; she has filed stories from Kathmandu, Geneva, and her home in Hawai’i, and her articles and essays have been published in The Nation, Indian Country Today, American Indian Quarterly, The Honolulu Weekly, and other journals. Keala has also produced documentaries and short features for radio, which have aired on the Pacifica Network’s Free Speech Radio News and NPR’s The Environment Report. Keala’s first feature length film, Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i, has received international film festival awards. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Anne Raup is the photo editor for The Alaska Dispatch News and a photojournalist. The Anchorage Daily News, her former employer, was bought out by an independent online news organization, Alaska Dispatch. The focus of the merged news organization is statewide and paying special attention to the circumpolar region. During her year as a Ted Scripps Fellow, she worked on a photo project about uranium mining in the American West. Raup holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's degree in environmental science from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She attended Gudlav Bilderskolan in Solleftea, Sweden, after graduating high school near Denver, Colorado. When not making or editing photographs, she'll will be found riding her mountain bike, hiking, or skiing in the mountains of south central Alaska. Raup can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerd Smith is a writer and editor who specializes in land, water, and climate issues. She was an award-winning environmental and business reporter at the Rocky Mountain News prior to its closure in early 2009. She led a team of journalists who covered the science, money, politics, and ecology of water in Colorado from 2002 to 2005. During that time, her team won awards from the Colorado Press Association, the American Planning Association, and the University of Colorado's Wirth Chair Media Award for Environmental Coverage. Smith and two colleagues also won Stanford University's 2005 Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism for a five-part series titled "The Last Drop." She holds a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Evansville in Indiana and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Smith can be reached at email@example.com. Jerd is launching a non-partisan news initiative on water in Colorado and the American West. It will be housed in the Water Education Colorado and funded, at least initially, by the Walton Family Foundation. Here's the link.
Bebe Crouse is the director of communications for The Nature Conservancy in Montana. Before moving to Montana, Crouse was the western and environment editor for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. Among her journalism honors are the 2003 National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting for a team-produced look at malfeasance within the U.S. Border Patrol and the 2001 Peabody Award for NPR's team coverage of 9/11. She also received a Casey award for a documentary on the rise and influence of Evangelicals in Guatemala. Crouse's career includes five years at CBS News writing daily news analysis and commentary for Dan Rather and producing other feature and live segments for the network. She spent three years as a Mexico City-based independent producer and reporter. Her work includes award-winning documentaries for television and radio. She earned a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and natural science from the University of California–Santa Cruz and a master's certificate in international journalism from the University of Southern California/El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Contact Crouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Hopey has covered the environment for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 1993. He’s written about through-hiking the Appalachian Trail; an 80-mile canoe trip on the federal Wild and Scenic section of the Allegheny River; baseball and politics in Sandanista, Nicaragua; post-Soviet era pollution in Eastern Europe; and in southwestern Pennsylvania, the destruction of historic homes due to subsidence caused by longwall mining, increased mortality downwind from coal-burning power plants, and water, air, and radiation issues related to Marcellus Shale gas drilling and fracking. He has been a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists since 2000, on the board of directors since 2004 and board president in 2013 and 2014. Hopey is co-author of Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Mid-Atlantic States, one of five guidebooks in a series that highlights the trail’s social and natural history. He teaches an environmental issues and policy class with a writing component at the University of Pittsburgh, and for the last six summers has been an instructor for the public lands issues and fly-fishing segment of the Pitt Honors College Yellowstone Field Course. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and studied law at Duquesne University, journalism at Pennsylvania State University. Contact Hopey at email@example.com.
Jeff Johnson is senior editor for Chemical and Engineering News in Washington, D.C. He covers energy, the environment, science policy, chemical accidents, and economics for this weekly science news magazine.
The range of topics he has written about include all elements of energy, such as hydraulic fracturing, carbon capture and sequestration at coal-fired power plants, solar and wind energy, the electric grid, and nuclear energy, as well as inherently safer design of chemical plants and refineries.
Previously, Johnson worked for Environmental Science & Technology, a monthly environmental science magazine, and before that for the Daily Environment Reporter, a Bureau of National Affairs publication where he covered the environmental activities of Congress. He earned a BS in industrial engineering at California State Polytechnic University and a master's in journalism at the University of Oregon. Contact Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greg Stahl is a reporter, editor and photographer who has focused on the politics, people, ecology and economy of the Rocky Mountain West for more than 15 years. Stahl concentrated his fellowship studies in CU's School of Law, with a focus on water law, public land law, and natural resources law. Before his current position as communications and research director with Boise-based Idaho Rivers United, he worked as senior editor at Sun Valley Magazine and as assistant editor at The Idaho Mountain Express newspaper in Ketchum, Idaho. As a reporter, he has been recognized with more than 50 awards for his writing and reporting by state and national organizations. He is also author of Paddling Idaho, an informative guidebook focusing on Idaho’s rivers and lakes. His work—professional and otherwise—can be viewed at westernperspective.com. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Andrea Welsh After a decade in journalism, Andrea Welsh now works on climate and carbon policy issues in Washington, D.C. She is currently outreach manager for the VCS Program, one of the most widely used programs for accounting for carbon credits in voluntary markets. As outreach director, Welsh develops online and print communication strategies and materials to engage a range of global policy makers and carbon market participants.
Previously Welsh worked as international media director for Environmental Defense Fund, where she influenced media coverage of international climate talks. Before that she worked as environmental correspondent for Reuters in Brasilia, writing about Brazil's role in global climate talks and its efforts to slow Amazon destruction while easing poverty in the rainforest. In her decade as a journalist, Welsh covered economic, political, environmental, and social issues as a correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico, Chile, and Brazil. She also covered international energy markets for Petroleum Argus, a trade publication covering the politics and economics of the global oil trade. Welsh holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Temple University in Philadelphia and a master's in Latin American studies and communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Contact Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Eaton is an independent radio and television producer living in New York. He was the founding senior reporter for sustainability coverage at the public radio business show, Marketplace. Sam recently served as special correspondent for PBS NewsHour, Marketplace, PRI’s The World and the Center for Investigative Reporting, shooting and reporting 11 stories from seven different countries for "Food for Nine Billion," a multi-year, global reporting project examining how to feed the planet’s growing population in a time of rapid social and environmental change. In 2013 Sam was awarded first place in the SEJ awards for Outstanding Beat Reporting, Large Market. He’s currently working with Homelands Productions on a public radio and video documentary series from around the globe about climate change and human migration. Sam can be reached at email@example.com.
Liz Ruskin is the Washington, D.C. correspondent for Alaska Public Radio Network, covering Alaska politics, elections, and natural resource issues in Congress and the federal agencies. Before taking the job in late 2013, she spent seven years as a freelancer, in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Colorado. She previously worked as the Washington correspondent for the Anchorage Daily News. She began her career at Homer (Alaska) News. She has been a National Press Foundation Paul Miller Fellow and has won two Best of the West reporting awards and numerous Alaska Press Club awards. Ruskin has a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's in political science from the University of Washington. She can be reached at lruskin@AlaskaPublic.org.
Andrew Silva is now a government relations analyst for the County of San Bernardino, which at 20,000 square miles is geographically the largest in the contiguous U.S., and comprises urban, suburban and rural communities, an expansive portion of the Mojave Desert, national forests, including the highest peak in Southern California, and is home to the three new national monuments designated in 2016. In that role, he is responsible for researching and monitoring issues related to public lands, endangered species, renewable energy, air quality and transportation, among others, and then informing and advising senior county staff and the elected county supervisors. Classes taken during the fellowship have been valuable in this position. Before moving into the governmental and legislative affairs office, he worked as an analyst and speechwriter for the supervisor who represented much of the county’s rapidly growing High Desert. Before and after the fellowship, he was the environment and transportation reporter at The Sun in San Bernardino. During his 17-year newspaper career, he was recognized by the California Newspaper Association for a first place environmental story, and by the Inland Empire Society of Professional Journalists with first place stories in the science and environment categories. Silva has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Humboldt State University. Contact Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Odell Walker is a freelance writer based in Boulder, Colo. where she covers environmental issues, adventure travel, and parenting for outlets ranging from High Country News to Babble.com. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Backpacker, 5280, and Mountain Magazine. Following the fellowship, Rachel joined the staff at Skiing Magazine. She launched her journalism career as the environmental reporter at the Jackson Hole News in Jackson, Wyo., in 1998 after graduating with a double major in French and environmental studies from Middlebury College in Vermont. Reach her at email@example.com.
Nadia White is an assistant professor at the University of Montana's School of Journalism. Prior to her fellowship, she was state editor at The Casper Star-Tribune, where she oversaw development of statewide news through bureaus across Wyoming and in Washington, D.C. She currently teaches a variety of classes including advanced reporting, sports reporting, and environmental reporting. Her environmental reporting class last spring provided live blog and Twitter coverage of the criminal prosecution of W.R. Grace Co. on charges including knowingly endangering the people of Libby, Montana, through the mining of asbestos- contaminated ore. The project was a groundbreaking use of new media coverage using old media values. White has a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's in psychology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Frankowski is the energy program director with Resource Media in Boulder, Colo. He works mainly with other nonprofit environmental groups, helping them develop and implement media and messaging strategies. Previously, he was city editor, assistant city editor, and a reporter at The Longmont Daily Times-Call. During his tenure, the paper received several prestigious awards, including the Colorado Press Association's General Excellence Award in 2001 and 2002, and the Scripps Foundation's National Environmental Reporting Award in 2004. He also has received individual awards for his science and environment reporting at the Times-Call, where he wrote and edited a bi-weekly science section before moving into his current position. He and a colleague won the Society of Environmental Journalism's top award in 2004 in the 'Small Market Reporting-Print" category for their series on the Cotter Corporation, a uranium milling company near Cañon City, Colorado. Eric has a bachelor's degree with a double major in biology and Spanish, and an MA in journalism and graduate certificate in environmental policy from the University of Colorado Boulder. Contact him at email@example.com.
John Kotlowski is a Seattle-based freelance photographer and filmmaker. His work explores the cultural landscape and man's relationship to the found environment. He is currently in Australia working on "Balanda People", a photo-based project that takes a critical look at Australia's early colonial history. Other projects in the works, or in post-production, include a photo project on America's national parks, and a video documentary on his brother Lionel, titled "Mr. K". In 2009, Kotlowski was a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His work can be seen on his website www.johnkotlowski.com, and on his road blog, www.animastrekk.blogspot.com. Contact Kotlowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim McGuire became the Houston Chronicle's new science writer in February 2016. The focus of the beat is space exploration given NASA's presence in Houston, non-medical research and extreme weather, mostly flooding and hurricanes. During the first few weeks on the job, she got to interview Astronaut Scott Kelly while he was aboard the International Space Station and back on Earth at the Johnson Space Center. Kim is thrilled to be writing about science again after a brief detour in education reporting at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In 2015, Kim and a colleague won the National Headliners' Award for best education story of the year for a year-long investigation into the increasing costs of special education in schools across the country.
Alex Markels is an investment research analyst and occasional contributor to National Geographic magazine. A former Wall Street Journal staff reporter, Markels has also worked as a supervising editor at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., a senior writer at U.S. News & World Report Magazine, and a contributing writer at The New York Times. He has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Contact him at email@example.com.
Vicki Monks is a prolific multimedia freelancer who works as a writer, reporter, photographer, and radio and TV producer. Her articles and documentaries have tackled global environmental subjects, from the deforestation of Irian Jaya to the problem of plastic trash in the ocean, to industrial contamination of a Native American community in Oklahoma. Her work has appeared on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, CBS's "60 Minutes," PBS Online, and in National Wildlife magazine and the American Journalism Review. Monks is now living in Oklahoma where she is working on a book about Indian Country in Oklahoma 100 years after statehood and reporting on environmental threats to Indian lands. She is also currently working with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department as community relations coordinator.
She is author of Amber Waves of Gain, a book that explores how the American Farm Bureau's financial ties with big business drive its lobbying efforts, which often work against the interests of family farmers. Monks has won a long list of national and international awards and was a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. In 2006, she taught broadcast writing as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oklahoma. And, OU's School of Art honored her with a first place award in the Native American Alumni, Faculty and Student art show. The award was for photographs that will be used in her forthcoming book. A member of the Chickasaw tribe, she has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Bluemink is the communications coordinator for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, which manages an endowment of land, water, mineral, and energy resources that is larger than what is held by most countries. From 2006 to March 2011, she was the business reporter for The Anchorage Daily News, covering oil, mining, Native corporations and other topics. Previously, she wrote about logging, fishing, and mining for the Juneau Empire in Alaska. In 2011, she won the Society of Environmental Journalists' David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award, after many years of volunteering for the organization. She won Alaska Press Club awards for her environmental stories in 2004, 2005, and 2008. She also has worked in the past as the environment reporter for The Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, where she wrote about health concerns, Superfund sites, air pollution, and a paper plant. Bluemink previously worked for The Anniston (Ala.) Star where she broke a number of stories on PCB, lead and mercury contamination by the Monsanto Corporation in Anniston, and reported on the multi-million-dollar litigation against the company. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia. Bluemink may be reached at email@example.com.
John Flesher is a correspondent for The Associated Press, based in Traverse City, Michigan, and marked his 35th anniversary with the news cooperative in 2016. Also last year, he was assigned to an upgraded AP multi-media team that will report on environmental issues around the world, including climate change. His early work with the team has included long-term investigations still underway, plus breaking news coverage and enterprise packages involving the Trump administration's environmental policies. Earlier, he conducted a year-long investigation revealing that the nation’s oil and gas drilling boom had brought about tens of thousands of briny wastewater spills, a project that won an AP award. He also was among a smaller AP environmental team that covered the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and produced investigative and enterprise projects. Among them was an award-winning story on the degraded condition of U.S. flood-control levees. Even as his focus has broadened, he has continued reporting on ecological topics involving the Great Lakes region, including lead contamination of the drinking water supply in Flint, Michigan. During more than two decades on the Great Lakes beat, he has written about topics such as wetlands, water conservation, toxic waste cleanups, the battle to protect Great Lakes water from diversion to other regions, threats posed by invasive species such as Asian carp, and the gray wolf’s comeback.
After one year as a reporter with the Goldsboro News-Argus in North Carolina, Flesher joined the AP in Raleigh, where he covered state government and politics. He spent three years with AP’s Washington bureau before transferring to Traverse City in 1992. He was named AP's Michigan Staffer of the Year in 1995 and a Great Lakes Environmental Issues Fellow at the Michigan State University School of Journalism in 1997. He has been awarded 10 fellowships from the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. He has a bachelor's degree in English from North Carolina State University. Flesher can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Douglas MacPherson is a veteran public radio reporter. He currently lives in Cape Neddick, Maine. He served eight years as a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord where he specialized in science and natural resource issues. His stories appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "Weekend Edition," and Public Radio International's "Marketplace." Doug started in radio at NPR's Boston affiliate, WBUR. He holds a bachelor's degree is in literary studies from Middlebury College in Vermont. Doug can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natalie Phillips passed away in September of 2007. Prior to her death, she served as the associate producer of The Quiet War: Profiles of Women Facing Advanced Breast Cancer, a documentary about living with metastasized breast cancer. The film won first place for documentaries at the Los Angeles Reel Women Film Festival. More information available at Affinityfilms. Natalie retired from her job as a senior staff writer at The Anchorage Daily News in 2003. Her assignments with the paper had focused on science and environmental issues including the class action Exxon Valdez oil spill trial. She was a reporter and assistant managing editor at The Bozeman (Montana) Daily Chronicle, and a staff writer at The Colorado Springs Gazette, Telegraph and The Vail (Colorado) Trail. A recipient of numerous state, regional and national journalism awards, she also freelanced for a range of publications including TIME magazine, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Phillips received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Montana and studied in language programs at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.
David Wilson lives in Boulder, Colorado. After ten years of journalism work, David changed career paths in 2005. Inspired in part through the courses he took while a Scripps Fellow, David decided to go to law school. Today, he works as a patent attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. He has also worked in Denver at one of the nation's leading intellectual property firms, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he worked with inventors, drafting patent applications based on their inventions, and getting the applications issued as patents, both in the U.S. and internationally. He works with numerous clients including several local companies that focus on alternative energy and smart grid technologies.
David studied law at the University of Colorado, where he continued to develop his interest in federal Indian law. During law school, David had the opportunity to study more under Charles Wilkinson, Sarah Krakoff, and Rick Collins. David also was editor-in-chief of the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law. He received the Silicon Flatirons Writing Competition Award in 2008 for his paper "Weaving the Navajo.Net: Advanced Telecommunications Services, Cultural Adaptation, and the Navajo Nation's "Internet to the Hogan"Technology Plan." The article was published in volume 7 of the JTHTL.
During David's journalism career, he freelanced as a radio producer focusing on science and environmental issues. He produced more than 100 news stories and documentaries that have appeared on programs such as "Soundprint," "Marketplace," "Living on Earth," "High Plains News," and "Pacifica Network News," as well as on Boulder's community radio station, KGNU. In 2005, he worked as a Capitol reporter, providing daily news coverage of the Colorado state legislature for 12 community radio stations in Colorado. He was previously managing producer at Alternative Radio after several years filing in as substitute news and public affairs director for KGNU. His "Exploring the Universe" program was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Whitaker Award for best radio documentary series in 2000.
David taught both mathematics and journalism at the University of Colorado, along with overseeing KGNU's training program. David holds both a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado and earned both a bachelor's and master's in physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. David continues to keep a hand in radio as a member of KGNU's board of directors, along with being involved with CU's Silicon Flatirons telecommunications program. David also regularly hosts KGNU's Kabaret, featuring local musicians, which airs each Monday from 7 to 8pm. David may be reached at email@example.com.
Bill Adler Bill Adler's articles have appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and many other publications. He has also written three books of narrative nonfiction. He recently moved back to Denver after three years in a small town in Costa Rica, where he co-founded a community radio station and produced a documentary film (in post-production). He is reporting a couple of water-related stories, one in the States, the other in Central America. Adler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Huntington, a multi-media journalist, is a regular contributor to Wyoming Public Radio. She has reported on a variety of topics, including the National Parks, wildlife, environment, health care, education and business. Rebecca’s reporting for Wyoming Public Radio can be accessed here:
http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/people/rebecca-huntington. She wrote the documentary film, “Far Afield,” which begins airing in April 2016 as part of Earth Day programming on public television stations in 40 states and the District of Columbia. “Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story” features conservationist Bert Raynes, 91, whose wit and passion has fostered a community’s love for wildlife and citizen science. This can be viewed at http://farafieldfilm.com/the-film/. She co-wrote the one-hour, high-definition documentary, “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” (2012). This documentary can be viewed at http://thestagecoachbarfilm.com/. She has written for daily and weekly newspapers and produced video news stories for the PBS series “This American Land” (thisamericanland.org) and for “Assignment Earth,” broadcast on Yahoo! News and NBC affiliates. Contact her at email@example.com.
Ron Meador returned to his post as an editorial writer at The Minneapolis Star Tribune after his fellowship, where he had been employed since 1980 in various editing and management roles. Following sale of the paper to a private equity investment group in early 2007, he resigned to pursue interests in freelance writing and environmental advocacy; in mid-2007 he began work as executive director of the nonprofit Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. In September 2008 he became director of the Media Center at Fresh Energy in St. Paul, where he led a media relations and journalism training program for an eight-state network of nonprofits and foundations, and created a new online newsmagazine, Midwest Energy News, which was launched in early 2010. In October 2010 he resigned that position to return to a writing/editing/teaching career closer to the journalistic mainstream, including creation of a new online environmental news venture, Earth Journal, at the Twin Cities' leading online news source, MinnPost.com. In 2015, Earth Journal was honored by the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as the best independent news blog in Minnesota on any subject. His 35-year newspaper career also included stints at The New York Times and The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, and his many awards include the Aldo Leopold Award for Distinguished Editorial Writing, presented by The Wilderness Society in 2000. Meador holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and sociology from Indiana University. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Moran lives in Boulder, Colo., where she is a freelance writer covering conservation, climate science, energy development, agriculture, environmental health, and business. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Economist, Popular Science, Discover, Nature, Science News for Students and other publications. Susan also co-hosts a weekly science show on KGNU community radio, called “How On Earth.” She is a director on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Susan co-founded Flux, a crowd-funded climate change reporting project, called Bracing For Impact, on Beacon Reader.
Susan worked as an adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2002 to 2009. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT for the 2009-10 academic year. Susan went to Palmer Station, Antarctica, on a Marine Biological Laboratory science journalism fellowship in late 2010. Before coming to Boulder, she was based in San Francisco, where she was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine. Previously she worked with Reuters news agency—in Tokyo, New York, and Silicon Valley—and other news organizations. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master's degree in Asian studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in political science from UC Santa Cruz. E-mail Moran at email@example.com. Her website is www.susankmoran.com.
Ted Wood is an award-winning photojournalist, who specializes in natural history and environmental stories. He wrote, "I am now an officially censored photojournalist in Wyoming!!" The project he started during his Ted Scripps Fellowship on the coal-bed methane boom in Wyoming bore fruit, as well as notoriety, for Wood. An exhibit of his photos opened in early 2007 at the gallery of the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming's Powder River basin. The show, "The New Gold Rush: Images of Coalbed Methane," which featured his work and that of three other photographers, was scheduled to travel to the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming's largest museum. But after pressure from the energy industry, the museum cancelled the show. This created a huge press interest, says Wood, and the effort backfired. The show is now booked two years out, and will travel throughout the Rockies and to the coasts. Recent projects have included shoots for Vanity Fair, Outdoor Life, and The Nature Conservancy Magazine, the latter spread part of a story on a cooperative bison ranch in South Dakota. Wood also shot a February 2003 feature story by Jim Robbins in The Los Angeles Times Magazine on environmental impacts of coal-bed methane extraction in Wyoming, the subject of Wood's fellowship project. He traveled to Mongolia in the summer of 2003, where he and Institute on the Environment alum Jeremy Schmidt are launching a nonprofit venture called Conservation Ink. The organization will develop interpretive publications for national parks and ecological preserves in third world countries that are financially unable to produce support materials on their own. Wood took a group of patrons on a trip to Hovsgol National Park in Mongolia in association with the project, which is funded with a grant from National Geographic magazine. He headed back to Mongolia in July 2007, where he put the final touches on a second set of map/guides and postcards to promote responsible tourism in Mongolia's national parks. He is also an author/photographer of nine children's books that feature nature and environmental themes. He has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. His work can be seen on his website. Contact Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carie Call is an environmental planner and LEED-certified builder for green buildings and communities. She owns and runs Pine Island Consulting, in Bokeelia, Florida. Call serves on Lee County's Smart Growth planning committee, Lee County's 20/20 land preservation committee, Lee County's Local Planning Agency, the sutainability IFAS committee and is a member of a women's philanthropy group on Pine Island, Fla., where she lives. Call is currently the Mango Queen on Pine Island, a Chamber of Commerce election promoting local organic agriculture and green business. This year was the first-ever green Mango Mania event, with recycling being implemented for the first time. Call writes environmental and socio-economic columns for the local newspapers. In 2011, Call plans to travel to Saudi Arabia where she and her husband, Darin, are working on a LEED airport in Jeddah. She plans to write about the experience for publication. The Florida Press Club honored Call with second place in environmental reporting in 2004, while she took third place in the same category from the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors also recognized her in 2004 with a third-place award for best body of work, environmental reporting. Most recently she garnered a NAMI of Collier County award for Outstanding Media for a 2005 series on the mentally ill. Prior to opening her own firm, Call worked as a reporter for The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, five associated dailies in neighboring Charlotte County, Fla., and The East Oregonian in Hermiston, Ore. Call can be reached at email@example.com.
Daniel Glick is co-founder of The Story Group, a multimedia journalism company based in Boulder. He served as one of the editors of the 2014 National Climate Assessment, and The Story Group independently produced a series of climate change videos about the report’s findings. Dan has published in more than 50 national and international periodicals, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Rolling Stone, PARADE, The Weekend Australian, and Harpers. From 1989 - 2001, he served as a Newsweek Washington correspondent and roving Rocky Mountain special correspondent. He has also worked as a private investigator looking into the death of an American gay man in Australia, a story that was highlighted in the New York Times in February 2016. His second book, Monkey Dancing: A Father, Two Kids and a Journey to the Ends of the Earth, was published in June 2003 by Public Affairs and won a Colorado Book Award. Glick is also the author of Powder Burn: Arson, Money and Mystery on Vail Mountain, and contributed a chapter on climate change science to The Last Polar Bear. In 2006 he was named a Knight International Press Fellow and taught journalism in Algeria. For more about his books and magazine work, visit his website, danielglick.net, or The Story Group's website, thestorygroup.org. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katy Human is the public affairs specialist for NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in Boulder. She works with scientists and others to get news out about the cool and critical weather and climate research taking place here. She's been with NOAA (and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) for four years now, writing for general public and Congressional audiences. Formerly The Denver Post's science and then medical reporter, Human still misses daily journalism and other journalists, but loves her new colleagues and new challenges. She also loves more family time with husband Gregg, son Miles and daughter Macy. Human can be reached at email@example.com.
Dave Mayfield is the environmental reporter for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., and came out of an early retirement in 2015 to take his "dream job." Since then he has written about oyster lease disputes in the Chesapeake Bay, a surge in Virginia's seal population, the battle over a proposal to begin oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic and a proposal to fight sea-level rise by injecting treated wastewater into an aquifer. He won numerous writing awards on beats covering business and the military, and spent too many years as an editor. He had a story published in the fall 2001 issue of OnEarth magazine (formerly Amicus Journal) that stems from his Ted Scripps Fellowship. The story, "A Farewell to Arms," is about a former Army ammunition plant in Wisconsin that has become a sanctuary for grassland birds. Mayfield can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Tolme Roving magazine journalist Paul Tolme has been busy learning and writing about the wildlife of the Northwest following his move to Leavenworth, WA. Tolme has recently penned articles about skiing and climate change, the effort to protect the Thompson Divide in Colorado, efforts to "keep public lands public" and the Western drought's impact on wildlife. Tolme spends much of the winter exploring the mountains and ski destinations of the West as a contributor to Ski, Mountain and Squaw magazines, and he is a frequent contributor to National Wildlife.
Tolme's freelance work can be work can be seen at his hopelessly outdated website, www.journalistontheloose.com. In addition to his journalism work, Tolme works for a range of brands in the bicycling and outdoor industry to provide marketing materials and copywriting, and he also provides media strategy to brands and environmental organizations. Prior to launching his magazine career, Tolme was a staff writer for 10 years for The Associated Press, covering state legislatures, politics, and the environment and outdoors beats in the New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Northern Virginia bureaus.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
Lisa Busch is the director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, a non-profit organization committed to scientific research and science education in the Gulf of Alaska. The Center operates a teaching salmon hatchery and a small aquarium. The Center is well known for its community engagement activities. She produced "Encounters," a radio program that combines native ways of knowing with western science. She received her masters in Northern Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Busch can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Grossman After earning a BS in physics and a PhD in political science at MIT, Dan has been a print journalist and radio and web producer for more than 20 years. He has reported from all seven continents, including from within 800 miles of both poles. He has produced radio stories and documentaries for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Germany’s Deutsche Welle radio, the BBC, and a number of other broadcast outlets. Dan has written for The New York Times, Boston Globe, Discover, Audubon, and Scientific American and MSNBC. He is coauthor of the book A Scientist’s Guide to Talking with the Media: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has also produced three extensive micro-websites, all on environmental topics. More recently, Dan has been producing multimedia posts for National Geographic’s NewsWatch blog, for which he is a contributing editor. His work has received many awards, including from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the National Science Writers Association. For more about Dan and his work, visit his website. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Patrick Joseph lives in Oakland, Calif., with his wife and two kids. He is the editor of California Magazine, the award-winning alumni publication of the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to editing and writing for California, he continues to freelance for various publications. Joseph can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Murphy is vice president and managing editor of Mother Nature Network, a mainstream environmental news and information website based in Atlanta. The site launched in January 2009. Previously, Murphy was multimedia director for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, www.ajc.com. Before moving to Atlanta, Murphy was part of USA TODAY's web team that won three awards in the University of Missouri's Picture of the Year International contest for their coverage of the Bush Inauguration, Hurricane Katrina and soldiers in Iraq. Prior to working for USA TODAY, she was a multimedia producer and editor at nationalgeographic.com and a television producer at CNN. Murphy can be reached at email@example.com.
David Baron is a science journalist, broadcaster, lecturer, and author. His 2017 book, American Eclipse—praised by the Wall Street Journal as “a sweeping, compelling portrait of the scientific and social aspirations of Gilded Age Americans”—tells the story of a total solar eclipse that traversed the American West in 1878. The book and Baron’s related TEDx talk (viewed well over a million times online) helped spur public excitement for the recent total eclipse that crossed the nation on August 21, 2017. A former environment correspondent for NPR and former health and science editor for the public radio program The World, Baron has reported from every continent and has earned some of the top honors in broadcast journalism—including the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club of America, the Alfred I. duPont Award from Columbia University, the National Academies Communications Award, and, on three occasions, the annual journalism prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Baron’s written work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Outside, Daily Beast, Lonely Planet, and Reader’s Digest. While a Ted Scripps Fellow at CU in 1998-99, Baron began research for his first book, The Beast in the Garden. An exploration of the growing conflict between people and wildlife in suburban America, it investigates events that culminated in Colorado’s first fatal mountain lion attack, in 1991, and was honored with the Colorado Book Award in 2003.
Jennifer Bowles, a veteran journalist, is now the executive director of the Water Education Foundation in Sacramento, California, an impartial nonprofit that raises awareness of water issues in California and the Southwest through a quarterly magazine, tours of watersheds, conferences and workshops, and other educational means. The Foundation devotes a significant amount of time examining issues associated with the Colorado River by writing the twice-yearly River Report and hosting an invitation-only symposium every other year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, among other projects.
In December 2016, she led an international journalism workshop on water issues for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Held in Tehran, the workshop included participants from Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Oman and Malaysia. You can read her blog about the experience here.
Previously, Jennifer served as the senior writer/communications strategist for a major California law firm that specialized in environmental and water law, subjects she took a strong interest in during her fellowship at CU-Boulder when she studied with Charles Wilkinson and David Getches at the law school.
Prior to joining the law firm, she was a reporter for nearly 20 years in Southern California, beginning her career with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. After the fellowship, she became the environmental reporter at The Press-Enterprise, in Riverside, Calif., where she covered an area of Inland Southern California that is a hotbed for endangered species, contentious water supply issues, earthquakes, pollution, and a bevy of public lands issues. She won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and other organizations. She and a co-worker received a second-place award in the public service category from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for their 2001 "Troubled Waters" series, which revealed that a plume of MTBE, long in the making from a fuel tank farm, was heading toward a major drinking water well and threatening other wells.
Jenn received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from the University of Southern California.
Paula Dobbyn began a new position in December 2016 as communications manager for Alaska Sea Grant, a partnership between the University of Alaska's College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition to highlighting Sea Grant's educational and training programs, she writes about the scientific research the organization funds. Before Sea Grant, Paula spent more than a year as a senior digital reporter at KTUU, the NBC affiliate and Alaska's top-ranking television state, where she won several awards for investigative reporting and social media. Prior to joining KTUU, Paula handled communications for Trout Unlimited in Alaska for six and a half years. Previously, she worked in newspaper and broadcast journalism for two decades in Central America, Boston, Washington, D.C., Juneau and Anchorage. Her reporting garnered awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Environmental Journalists, American Society of Business Editors and Writers, McClatchy Newspapers, Radio and Television News Directors Association, Alaska Broadcasters Association and the Alaska Press Club. Paula was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award. She has a bachelor's degree in political theory from Hampshire College and a cross-border master's degree in human rights law from Queen's University Belfast and National University of Ireland, Galway. Paula continues to freelance as time allows. She lives in Anchorage with her husband -- who she met in at CU during her fellowship year - and her two young daughters. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cate Gilles earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she graduated Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After receiving her master's degree Summa Cum Laude in political science at Northern Arizona University, she worked as editor of the Din* Bureau of the Gallup Independent and as a correspondent for The Navajo Times. In 1994 she received the Bojack Humanitarian Award for Reporter of the Year. Gilles passed away on August 4, 2001. At the time of her death, she was editor of The Yaqui Times, the newsletter of the Pascua Yaqui reservation. A Web site has been established in her memory.
Todd Hartman has moved his environmental journalism career into a new phase since 2009. With the closure of the storied Rocky Mountain News, he landed outside his beloved field of 24 years and took his passion for environmental and energy issues into the public sector. He currently resides as the communications director for Colorado's Department of Natural Resources, coordinating with the agencies' six divisions on matters ranging from state water supplies, to its parks and wildlife and oversight of the mining and energy development industries. Prior to his role at DNR, he managed media relations for the Governor's Energy Office and Gov. Bill Ritter's New Energy Economy efforts until late 2010. While not journalism, the work is interesting, fast-paced and requires building new skill sets and stretching old ones. And, at its heart, the job still involves educating the public on these important issues, in large part by keeping the conversation factual, a mission in many ways similar to the news biz. Hartman began his journalism career more than 20 years ago and worked at four newspapers – three of them in Colorado. His work earned 11 national journalism awards, including recognition from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, the National Headliner Award and, most recently, from the Taylor Family Award for Fairness, awarded through the Nieman Foundation. Hartman's reporting also garnered five regional prizes for journalism in the West and has won or placed nearly two dozen times in state contests. He is living just outside Denver, married with two children, two cats and a border collie mix. He has a BA in History from the University of Colorado. Hartman can be reached at email@example.com.
Michael Milstein is a public affairs officer and science writer for NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Region, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and Southwest Fisheries Science Center. He previously worked at the Bonneville Power Administration and before that covered natural resources at The Oregonian. Before joining The Oregonian, he worked out of his basement in Cody, Wyoming, as the Wyoming Bureau reporter for The Billings Gazette. There he covered science and environmental issues in and around Yellowstone National Park. Milstein also freelanced for Air & Space, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and others. He lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and son. Contact Milstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Ritchie is a senior writer covering growth and the environment for The Florida Tribune, which launched in March 2009. He also is editor of FloridaEnvironments.com, which covers growth and environmental issues from Florida's capital.
Bruce previously covered growth and the environment for the Tallahassee Democrat from 2000 to 2008 and for the Gainesville Sun from 1993 to 1997. He has extensively covered water wars among Alabama, Florida and Georgia, Florida's revision of its growth management laws, coastal development, and nitrate pollution in groundwater and in springs at Florida's state parks.
In June 2006, he co-wrote a three-day series on the threats to Florida's springs. The Tallahassee Democrat received a first-place award from the Society of Environmental Journalists for outstanding reporting on the series. In 2001, his series on competing water needs along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system in 2001 was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Ritchie can be reached at email@example.com.
Christine Shenot is working in a variety of capacities to promote sustainability, with a particular focus on walkability, transit-oriented development (TOD), and urban agriculture in her home state of Maryland. In addition to freelance writing on these topics, she serves as an associate with TND Planning Group, a Baltimore-based planning firm that works with communities in Maryland and other states to promote integrated land use and transportation planning and innovative civic engagement strategies. Shenot has helped the firm develop its Envision Baltimore initiative with a weekly newsletter and blog promoting sustainable community design and development. She also helps plan and facilitate public workshops and visioning sessions to promote sustainable community design and development, working with both TND Planning Group and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute (http://www.walklive.org/) She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Whipple is the editor of the Natural Hazards Observer, published by the University of Colorado's Natural Hazards Center. Most of his non-work writing is directed toward literary efforts—he's completed one novel and has two others in the works. His 2002 novel, Click, published by the University Press of Colorado, was one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award and was selected as a "best mystery" that year by the Rocky Mountains News. He is currently residing most of the year in Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional extended stays in Boulder. He's married to Kathleen Bogan, who is the group design editor for East Africa's Nation Media Group—hence the Nairobi address. In Kenya, he is serving as a volunteer editorial consultant to the Kibera Mirror, a start-up newspaper covering underreported news in Africa's largest slum. Reach Whipple at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.