Hello!


I'M A FREELANCE ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALIST with a special interest in climate, conservation and culture.


In the time I've spent covering environmental and conservation stories, I've filmed researchers chasing down endangered geckos in South Florida for Mongabay; written about the science behind birdsong for The New York Times; and uncovered environmental health crises in Florida such as PFAS contamination, septic tank leakages, and red tide research for the Pulitzer Center, WUFT News, Miami Herald and more.


Beyond news stories, I have an eye for narrative storytelling, a geeky love for data journalism, a long-lost knack for print layout design, and an ongoing fascination with photo, video, and audio reporting. When I'm not reporting, I love digging into the details as a fact checker or copy editor. And I'm always looking for excuses to take my work abroad, using my proficiency in French and beginner's level Swahili along the way. I have had the great fortune of traveling to eight countries and two continents so far four in Europe and four in Africa — and cannot wait to continue exploring our beautiful planet. 


I earned my master's degree from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, and I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with my bachelor's degree in journalism and a specialization in wildlife ecology and conservation.

Currently

sierra magazine | fellow + fact checker
Mongabay | contributor
The marjorie | contributor
The Safina Center | Launchpad Fellow
the metcalf institute | fellow
Scienceline | copy editor / senior editor

previously

Critical frequency: the drilled podcast | intern
Mongabay | intern
WUFT NEWS + Fresh take Florida | environment reporter
pulitzer center | fellow
Florida climate institute | fellow
the independent florida alligator | copy desk chief / copy editor / reporter
tower publications: our town and senior times magazines | contributor
atrium magazine | art director / writer
The Panther | editor in chief / section editor

bylines

Media Appearances


Conserving Ukraine

Zoo Logic Podcast by Dr. Grey Stafford

Incoming SHERP Students Win Taylor/Blakeslee Fellowships

New York University | Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

How UF helped this Gator find her ‘environment’ in journalism

University of Florida News

Global Gator Marlowe Starling

University of Florida International Center