Hello! I'm a writer and editor currently based in Santa Barbara, California. I was recently an associate editor at Pacific Standard, where I ran daily news coverage.

I write about environmental issues and policy, climate change resilience, changing communities, public landsall things atomic, and art. I'm fascinated by interesting and surprising intersections among these things. I also write personal essays about place and identity.

I received my MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University in 2014. In 2017, I was an editorial fellow at High Country News in Paonia, Colorado. My work has appeared in the Guardian, Outside, Brooklyn Magazine, Salon, Orion, Guernica, and elsewhere. 

Image copyright  J. Tarpley

Image copyright J. Tarpley

Contact me at becca.worby@gmail.com