Virginia Gewin
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An Alabama native, I've lived in the Pacific Northwest for the last 20 years.

I write about how humans are profoundly altering the environment - and undertaking extraordinary endeavors to preserve natural systems.

My work has appeared in Nature, Science, Discover, Slate, Washington Post, Modern Farmer, Portland Monthly and many others.

In 2014-2015, along with five colleagues, I was part of a crowd-funded reporting project called "Bracing for Impact" to chronicle efforts to adapt to climate change.

In recent years, I've focused on stories about food and agriculture. In 2016, I was awarded an Alicia Patterson journalism fellowship to spend the year reporting on seed sovereignty, gene banks, crop diversity and food security.

Check out my seed-centric stories HERE.