Image copyright  J. Tarpley

Image copyright J. Tarpley

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. 

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