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.