Ashley Braun is a Seattle-based science and environmental writer.

She works part time as a Web Editor and Writer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In addition, she is a contributing science writer for Natural History Magazine, covering up-and-coming research findings for the Samplings column, and has written for Discover Magazine, Popular Science onlineEarth Touch NewsGrist.org, OnEarth.org, and DeSmogBlog.com.

For several years, she juggled a variety of responsibilities at green news and humor site Grist.org, which included writing, editing, news production, social media outreach, pun writing, and marketing. Disclaimer: she carries loaded puns but uses them only when licensed to do so.

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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