Ashley Braun is an award-winning freelance science and environmental journalist based in Seattle, Washington. Her reporting has taken her from the United Nations climate summit in Morocco to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In her work, she enjoys exploring the dynamic, complicated relationships between humans and other species, as well as the intersections of science, policy, ethics, and society.
Her work has appeared in Longreads, The Atlantic, Slate, Science, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Hakai Magazine, Medium, Popular Science, Earth Touch News, Grist.org, and OnEarth.org. In addition, she employs her keen eye and attention to detail as a fact-checker for Discover Magazine, Science News, and other publications.
She formerly worked as an editor and writer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and even longer ago, she juggled a variety of responsibilities, such as writing, editing, news production, social media, and pun writing, at irreverent environmental news site Grist.org.
In 2020, she received second place for Outstanding Feature Story from the Society of Environmental Journalists’ (SEJ) 19th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment for her Longreads story, Research and Rescue: Saving Species From Ourselves.
Ashley serves as President of the Northwest Science Writers Association and is a member of SEJ and the National Association of Science Writers.
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