"We need a story that reminds us that the continuing degradation of landscapes and the seas is not necessarily a one-way street toward irreversible destruction."

-Kris Tompkins

About me

I am an Alaskan, ecologist, and science writer, currently working through my LLC, Treuer Words. Recently, I've taught as an adjunct professor at Alaska Pacific University, conducted research and written for non-profit and academic clients, and chased stories from the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia to the Brooks Range of Alaska. Previously, I was a Gund Postdoctoral Fellow at UVM, a lecturer at Princeton University, and an AAAS Mass Media Fellow at PBS-NOVA in Boston. I completed a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton and an undergrad degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. The throughline of these experiences has been endeavoring to unearth and share ideas that will help people and biodiversity thrive into the future.

I currently have a foot in the world of journalism and another in academia. Feel free to get in touch for anything from research collaborations to freelance writing assignments.

Packrafting on Granite Creek in Turnagain Pass, Alaska (photo credit: Paxson Woelber)