I made The City Heat Project, which includes a series of reports about urban heat and climate change. This year, I’m a California fellow for USC’s Center for Health Journalism, reporting on urban heat impacts.

I traveled in May to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda as a fellow for the International Women’s Media Foundation.

I’m also reporting for Louisiana radio stations under a CPB grant on recovery and response to the Louisiana Flood of 2016.

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, and I contribute to Laws and Nature, which tracks environmental policy.

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

I have built and performed surgery on a Pygmy kayak. My kayak lives in Manhattan Beach but I live inland with a cat named Gigi.