I am a queer writer and journalist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am currently the Virginia Spencer Davis Fellow at High Country News, covering conservation, agriculture and rural communities across the West. I also write about water, climate, the energy transition and labor. I am the co-editor of the anthology New World Coming: Frontline Voices on Pandemics, Uprisings, and Climate Crisis and a recipient of the High Country News Bell Prize.
I received my MA in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah, where I researched the role of story in movement building and climate justice issues in the Southwest. Before that, I studied environmental policy at Colorado College and researched land and water issues with the College's State of the Rockies Project.
My path to journalism started with a deep love for stories. For much of the past decade, I worked as a community organizer, and I felt most energized when I got to meet with people one-on-one and listen to their story. I bring the values I learned as an organizer to my work as a journalist, including accountability and trust.
When not writing or reporting, I like to garden, ride my bike and run rivers with my partner, Lauren.