Ashley Braun is a Seattle-based freelance science and environmental journalist, who is particularly fascinated by the way humans interact with other species, along with ecology, climate change, conservation, and wildlife. (She has a soft spot in particular for amphibians.)
She works as the managing editor for the climate and energy investigative news site DeSmog and is a contributing science writer for Natural History Magazine, covering up-and-coming research findings for the Samplings section.
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 September 2017, Ashley met with multiple First Nations, spied humpbacks bubble net feeding, and hung with grizzlies in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, as part of an environmental reporting fellowship through the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR). In May 2011, she ventured around Lake Ontario with other environmental journalists on IJNR’s Great Waters Institute.
During April and May 2010 she toured Bolivia with a travel fellowship for young professionals, through 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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