10380141_10152187632351463_6318933548014261221_o-1I am a Portland, Oregon-based freelance writer and editor who covers the environment, science and the arts. I’m also a contributing editor at High Country News, a nonprofit magazine about the American West.

I’m most interested in how people interact with and value other creatures and landscapes, particularly those places many of us might think of as wastelands. In addition to High Country News, my writing has appeared online in National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian, The Guardian, and The Last Word on Nothing, and in print in Western Confluence and The Living Bird.