Ashley Braun is a Seattle-based freelance science and environmental journalist, specializing in topics such as ecology, climate change, conservation, and wildlife.
She works as a deputy editor for the climate politics and policy news site DeSmogBlog.com and is a contributing science writer for Natural History Magazine, covering up-and-coming research findings for the Samplings column.
She has written for Slate, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Popular Science, Hakai Magazine, Earth Touch News, Grist.org, and OnEarth.org. In addition, she also employs her keen eye and attention to detail as a fact-checker for Discover Magazine 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 at green news and humor site Grist.org, which included writing, editing, news production, social media, and pun writing.
In May 2011, she ventured around Lake Ontario with a group of fellow environmental journalists as part of the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources’ Great Waters Institute.
During April and May 2010 she toured Bolivia with a travel fellowship for young professionals, compliments of the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange program. This included attending and reporting on an alternative international climate summit in Cochabamba on Earth Day 2010.
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