Freelance Writer and Editor
Outlets include Washington Post Magazine, Vox, High Country News, CityLab, Science, Reveal, Undark, Ars Technica, Smart Cities Dive, Bitterroot, 5280, Washingtonian and others.
Freelance editor for Congressional Digest and other outlets.
August 2021 - Present
Adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Teaching Reporting 2, a newswriting and reporting lab
Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado
I was one of five mid-career journalists selected for this environmental journalism fellowship to focus on a research project and take classes at the University of Colorado.
Studied and reported on air quality issues in Western states and how federal regulatory changes mattered to states.
March 2014-July 2017
Energy and environment correspondent
Helped create and curate What We're Following feature
Covered Congress, presidential races, lobbying and agency rules
Wrote multi-part investigation of misconduct at the Chemical Safety Board
Energy and Environment Publishing
Feb. 2010-Feb. 2014
Reporter covering transportation, air and chemicals.
Coverage areas included White House, Congress and political campaigns.
Coordinated and contributed to 6-part series on environmental movement
Inside Climate News
Sept. 2012-Dec. 2013
Washington D.C. correspondent
March 2008-June 2008
Contributed to Sports Illustrated books, magazines and special projects
Awards and Fellowships
2019 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Energy and Environmental Reporting
2017-2018 Scripps Fellow, University of Colorado
Reported from Brazil on International Reporting Project grant -- October 2014
Produced short documentary in Buenos Aires with Eric Lund reporting grant
2007, 2009 SPJ National Mark of Excellence for online commentary
Co-hosting KGNU's How On Earth to discuss air quality; June 11, 2019
Discussing my fracking investigation with KUNC; Oct. 19, 2018
Talking chemical reform on KSFR's Here and There; July 6, 2016
CSPAN's Washington Journal; August 4, 2015
Northwestern University, BA in Journalism and Political Science, Class of 2009