I am an independent reporter covering issues of water quality, ecology, and natural resource extraction. Originally from Michigan, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a minor in Biology from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University. I am a regular contributor to Circle of Blue, a global water news organization, and my work has also appeared in chinadialogue, AOL News, the Daily Athenaeum, the Dominion Post, the Leelanau Enterprise, and the Glen Arbor Sun.
Reporting on science and the environment yields experiences both delightful and bizarre—I’ve scrubbed rocks in the Alaskan Arctic and gulped down an oyster in the Gulf of Mexico— and I love meeting people who are passionate about their field, whether it be pulsars, algae, sparrows, or taro. But that’s not why I became a journalist. I became a journalist because I believe if we understand what the problem is, we can fix it. Creating that understanding is a challenge and opportunity I look forward to every day.
I now live and work in sunny, vibrant Honolulu with my husband and our hound dog, Macie.