I’m a lifelong Californian, a former Louisiana resident, and a current Angeleno, and I’ve been covering the environment with a focus on water and climate change since 2002. I went to law school and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. For a long time, I reported at Southern California Public Radio. Now I file for all kinds of public media outlets.

In the last year I’ve worked for ISeeChange, a community climate and weather journal funded in part by NASA’s OCO-2 experiment.

I built a kayak out of a kit one time; then I ran that kayak aground in the near coastal waters of a bayou, and I had to repair it in my cousin’s backyard near UCLA. My kayak lives in Manhattan Beach but I live inland with a cat named Gigi.