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 for organizations like the Albuquerque Biological Park, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, New Mexico Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, Panthera and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) President Razan Al Mubarak.

Please contact me for samples or more information.

Wildlife Trade

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

National Geographic NewsMexico City’s endangered axolotl has found fame—is that enough to save it?

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

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

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

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.


The Cool DownMore and More Americans Are Opting For “Human Composting” Instead of Traditional Burials – Here’s What That Means

The Cool DownSolar Energy Has Saved India Billions Of Dollars In The Last Year: ‘One Of The Fastest-Growing Industries In the Country’


Fodor’s – I Was Robbed in Mexico. Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Did.

New Mexico MagazineFour of New Mexico’s Best Hikes


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)