About

Lately I’ve been working for KQED, covering science with a focus on climate change. During the pandemic, I’ve covered long-term care homes and looked into public response at the local level.

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

In 2017, I traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda as a fellow for the International Women’s Media Foundation.

I reported for Louisiana radio stations under a CPB grant on recovery and response to the Louisiana Flood of 2016. We won an award for work, including this story.

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. I used to report and do community engagement 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. It lives with me in Los Angeles.

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