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As a freelance environmental journalist I write about marine debris, plastic pollution, recycling and innovative ways environmentalists are working to solve the world’s most pressing “green” issues.

I was born in sunny Tucson, Arizona, received a B.A. in English from UCLA and an M.A. in Communication from Stanford University. I previously worked as staff writer for The Argentimes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I just returned from a month-long voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to write an article for The New York Times: “Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash.” I also produced an online photo slide show for the Times which you can check out here.

All funds for the trip were raised by  Spot.us‘ innovative crowd-sourcing platform. Currently, I’m working on a series of articles, some environmental some not and am creating new projects to pitch to Spot.us. I’m especially interested in innovative and entrepreneurial journalism models that are forging a path into the future.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2009 1:59 pm

    Tackling the Ocean’s Garbage & Enlightening the World…… What a Wonderful Way to Address our Ocean’s Needs through your Great Pacific Garbage Patch Study & Report. Thank You for Your Work & May Peace & Health Reign on this Planet, Earth!

  2. fiercefab permalink
    November 17, 2009 5:16 am

    At a recent Science Journalism conference in Vancouver, your story was highlighted as an example of an entrepreneurial spirit and intrepid reporting.

    Thanks for serving as a source of inspiration for other young journalists!

  3. December 30, 2009 4:02 pm

    Hi there!

    I just found your twitter page and then your blog. You seem to do some very cool and good things/work.

    If you can please ck out our site we are always looking for terrific young people for our weekly awards.

    Shoot a note if possible.

    Best,

    Dan

  4. March 2, 2010 3:23 pm

    Just joined the blogging/Twitter world and noticed your stuff! I read your NYTimes article back in November but never had a face to the name. It’s wonderful to know that this issue is getting more attention.

    Also, I’m a HUGE fan of the AMRF and I think it’s incredible that you were able to join one of their cruises. :-)

    Thanks!
    -Ryan

  5. Caleb Harper permalink
    March 13, 2012 12:57 pm

    Great bumping into you :-)

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