My work has appeared in National Geographic News, Sierra, Backpacker online, The Guardian, Pacific Standard, High Country News, Mongabay and more. Below is a collection of some of my latest stories. You can find more on my Contently page.

I also have experience writing public relations, marketing and interpretive copy. Please contact me for samples or more information.

Wildlife Trade

National Geographic NewsAlligators make terrible pets: ‘You’re basically dealing with a dinosaur’

National Geographic News – Endangered hawksbill turtle shell trade is much bigger than scientists ever suspected

National Geographic News – Illegal Wildlife Trade Booming Across U.S.-Mexico Border

National Geographic News – Seashell Souvenirs Are Killing Protected Marine Life

SierraWhat to Do If You Witness Wildlife Crime While Traveling

Wildlife Conservation

Mongabay – Think that GIF of the smoking chimp is funny? The chimp wasn’t laughing

National Geographic – Invisible menace: Methane flares scorching birds at U.S. landfills

Mongabay – For Freedom the gorilla, a months-long journey back to the wilds of Cameroon

Sierra magazine – What Does Massive Flooding in the Midwest Mean for Wildlife?

Mongabay – Cellphones are still endangering gorillas, but recycling old ones can help

MongabayCan Social Media Save Great Apes?

MongabayApe Sanctuaries in the DRC Brace Themselves as Ebola Hits the Country

Sierra magazine – Saving Elephants, One Cup of Tea at a Time

MongabayWomen could be a key to great ape conservation in the Congo (also appearing in The Guardian)

National Geographic News – How Pet Dogs Are Helping Out Their Endangered Kin in the Wild

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Connect magazine –  On the Brink: Conserving a Critically Endangered Crocodile May Also Recover a War-torn Zoo

Animals / Weird and Wild

SierraMeet 7 Lesser-Known Pollinators

National Geographic News – These animals are nature’s clingiest lovers

NAI Legacy Magazine – How to Convince People Cockroaches Are Cool

National Geographic News – Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

Environmental Justice

The Hechinger Report – Outdoor preschools grow in popularity but most serve middle class white kids (also appearing in High Country News)

Bitterroot MagazineAir Force Contamination Adds Up Around the West

Bitterroot MagazineNew Mexico Doesn’t Want to Be The Country’s Nuclear Waste ‘Garbage Can’

Bitterroot MagazineThe Pollution Problem in Albuquerque’s San Jose Neighborhood Is Not Unique

Sierra magazine – How to Prioritize Inclusivity at a Nature Center?

MongabayTrump family planning policy may up population, hurt women, environment (also appearing in Pacific Standard)


ensiaThink Native Grasslands Are Just a Bunch of “Boring Grass”? Think Again.


New Mexico MagazineFour of New Mexico’s Best Hikes

New Mexico MagazineTo the Wolves


AlibiFarmer Spotlight: Four Moons Farm

Local Flavor magazineA Farmer’s Dream

Dogs / Environment & Outdoors

Rodale’s Organic Life5 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Dog’s Carbon Paw Print

Backpacker magazine – Protect Your Dog From These 5 Dangers on the Trail

Personal Essays

Queen of the Black Widows

Falling for La Luz

High Country NewsGo ahead, wander your way (opinion)