I'm currently the International Climate Reporter at E&E News, a Washington DC-based energy and environment news outlet. A longtime international reporter, I worked for nearly eight years in Indonesia for publications such as The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Voice of America and The Wall Street Journal, where I was a staff reporter until 2017.
I've always enjoyed writing about how policies are impacting people and giving a human narrative to my stories. At E&E News, I cover daily news updates and longer features that look at how countries are, or are not, living up to their pledges to tackle climate change. I also focus on how a lack of equity and attention to the needs of the most vulnerable communities could have long-lasting impacts.
While at The Wall Street Journal, I wrote about rising fears of discrimination among the ethnic Chinese minority, an official backlash against the LGBTQ+ community, efforts by intrepid fire chasers to curb fatal forest blazes and the struggles facing female migrant workers. In the fall of 2017, I traveled to Guatemala through a fellowship with the International Reporting Project to document how women were responding to issues related to climate change.
After returning Stateside, I freelanced briefly for a small newspaper in Rappahannock, Virginia, a rural county struggling to conserve its natural setting while also achieving economic sustainability.
Ohio born and bred, I’m a runner, a lover of Bluegrass and vegetables.
Read more about my work on people, politics and religion or climate and energy. For personal insights on what it was like to return to an America adjusting to the Trump administration, check out my blog.