I’m a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience working in London, New York, and Washington, DC.
I’ve been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, HuffPost, The Hill, and Mother Jones, among other outlets, writing about everything from how climate scientists shop for groceries and the impact of renewables on desert wildlife to Venezuela’s last glacier and climate refugees. I have been invited to discuss my work in the media and on conference panels, including the 2019 Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual conference.
Current projects include leading content strategy and collaboration among 22 local news outlets for Local Media Association’s Covering Climate Collaboration as well helping oversee the relaunch of DeSmog’s website as managing editor.
Previously as an editor for HuffPost’s enterprise ‘This New World’ series, I commissioned freelancers and wrote solutions-focused features. Most recently, as the pandemic continues to expose social inequalities, our team focused on commissioning big picture stories examining how to build a better future and make our world more resilient. This includes features on Ben & Jerry’s corporate activism and America’s broken trains system. Other non-pandemic pieces I’ve enjoyed editing include stories about Zanzibar’s female sea sponge farmers and how we got conned into bottled water.
Prior to that, I was the climate editor at ThinkProgress, where I had the joy of training a reporter new to their beat and coordinating coverage on everything from hurricanes to elections.
I also have a record of impactful political and investigative stories, including obtaining archival footage of a Mobil Oil CEO discussing climate change. Using FOIA requests, I revealed new details about President Trump’s NOAA nominee Barry Myers, and the sexual harassment allegations that occurred at his company AccuWeather. This was followed by mounting calls from several watchdog organizations for senators to drop the pending nomination and in November 2019 he withdrew his nomination.
I completed my Masters degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2017, where I specialized in longform narrative non-fiction writing and science reporting. During this time I investigated the cost of climate displacement in America. Traveling to the bayou of Louisiana, I used narrative storytelling techniques to explore the challenge of protecting a country’s citizens from sea level rise and coastal erosion. This story was published by Mother Jones.
Before moving to the U.S., I worked in London as editor for the independent climate news outlet DeSmog. I reported from the historic UN COP21 climate negotiations in Paris and broke numerous stories on energy and climate policy, including exposing Exxon’s lobbying against electric vehicles. Under my leadership, the website became a go-to source for investigative climate news in Britain. Originally from Montreal, Canada, I got my start in journalism writing and editing for my alma mater’s student newspaper The McGill Tribune.