ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
In addition to writing about environmental issues and sustainability for a variety of publications, I have served as editor for WildHope, a digital wildlife conservation travel magazine, and news editor for Ethical Traveler, a nonprofit organization that seeks to harness the economic clout of tourism to protect the environment and human rights. I was the writer and translator for a Green Living Project video expedition documenting sustainability-related projects in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and have also written, edited, and translated environment- and sustainability-related content for a wide range of companies and nonprofit organizations.
As a graduate student in Latin American studies at the University of Arizona, I contributed to a draft discussion paper for the World Wildlife Fund about land-use change in northern Mexico; researched public-private partnerships in natural resource management in the Texas-Mexico border region; assisted with planning and operations for a bilingual, binational conference on U.S.-Mexico border environmental issues; and researched community conservation initiatives and contributed to a working paper on ecotourism as a conservation tool in the Sea of Cortez for The Nature Conservancy Mexico Program.
My master’s thesis examined the relationship between environmental groups and the media in Mexico and was based on interviews with activists, environmental journalists, and government officials in Mexico City, as well as case studies of media coverage of several major Mexican environmental issues. As an undergraduate at Middlebury College, I majored in environmental studies and spent a semester studying ecology and environmental issues in Ecuador.
In 2018, I was selected as a fellow of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, joining a select group of journalists on an immersive field program exploring environmental and natural resources issues along the St. Lawrence River.