Editorial Writing

While most of my writing focuses on the outdoors, travel, and environmental science, I cover a variety of topics. My work has appeared in publications including Outside, National Geographic, Climbing Magazine, and SELF.

Recent Writing

National Geographic Halloween

Coronavirus Is Forcing America’s ‘Halloween Towns’ to Make Scary Decisions – Five different Halloween Towns and how they’re handling COVID-19.

National Geographic, October 2020

SELF story about Decathlon tent

Review: Decathlon Quechua 2-Second Easy Tent – An in-depth review of Decathlon’s 2-Second Easy Tent.

SELF, October 2020

Bay Nature Magazine Mourning Cloak

The Mourning Cloak Butterfly Means Spring in the Bay Area – The mourning cloak butterfly is one of the longest living butterflies.

Bay Nature, May 2020.


Outdoors

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Essential Climbing Knots You Should Know and How to Tie Them – Six different knots with explanations and instructions.

Gear Junkie, September 2020

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The Ultimate Car Camping Checklist – Camping essentials checklist plus extras for glamping.

Gear Junkie, July 2020

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John Kelly Completes The Grand Round – Roughly 185 miles of running, 84,000 feet of elevation gain, and over 400 miles of biking.

Trail Runner, September 2020

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The Mod Squad – Meet the tireless climbers establishing moderate sport routes around the country.

Feature in Climbing Magazine, Summer 2020

car camping date article

How to Plan the Perfect Car Camping Date – Step-by-step instructions for having the best time possible.

Outside Magazine, August 2020

climbing percy bishton article

Interview: Olympic Bouldering Chief Route-Setter Percy Bishton – Q&A with Percy Bishton.

Climbing Magazine, February 2020

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Climbing in the 2020 Olympics, Explained – The format and how climbers qualify for the Olympics.

Outside Magazine, April 2019

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Adam Ondra Almost Onsights Salathè Wall – Finally, the Czech climber shows us that he might be human after all.

Outside Magazine, November 2018

december/january issue

Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou – I profiles Erbesfield-Raboutou, ABC Kid’s head couch.

Climbing Magazine, January/December 2018


Travel

National Geographic Halloween

Coronavirus Is Forcing America’s ‘Halloween Towns’ to Make Scary Decisions – How Five different Halloween Towns are handling COVID-19.

National Geographic, October 2020

long distance partner article

What Your Long-Distance Partner Really Wants This Year – Holiday Gift Guide roundup for long-distance couples.

Outside Magazine, December 2019.

best trips outside

The 33 Best Trips of 2019 – I wrote the trip description for #21, South Carolina.

Outside Magazine, March/April 2019.


Science

Bay Nature Magazine Mourning Cloak

The Mourning Cloak Butterfly Means Spring in the Bay Area – A story about the mourning cloak butterfly.

Bay Nature, May 2020

weather small talk article

When Weather Becomes More Than Small Talk – Environmental article about climate change.

The Flat Hat, March 2016

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Going Green and Gold: An Introduction – Introduction to environmental column.

The Flat Hat, February 2016


News

city monitor article

A new wave of remote workers could bring lasting change to pricey rental markets – Reported article about remote work and housing.

City Monitor, July 2020

self letters article

In This Age of Social Distancing, May We Recommend Snail Mail? – USPS reporting and 15 postcard roundup.

SELF, May 2020

flat hat muscarelle event

Muscarelle showcases professors’ artwork – Event coverage for university professor art exhibit.

The Flat Hat, November 2015


Products

SELF story about Decathlon tent

Review: Decathlon Quechua 2-Second Easy Tent – An in-depth review of Decathlon’s 2-Second Easy Tent.

SELF, October 2020

tent buying guide article

What to Look for When Buying a Tent – Tent buying and testing criteria from experts.

SELF, October 2020

approach shoes guide

The Best Approach Shoes – Roundup of the best approach shoes according to climbers.

SELF, August 2020

See more of my writing from SELF.

mother's day gifts

8 Gifts for Mother’s Day That Aren’t Flowers – A gift guide for mother’s day with outdoor gear.

Outside Magazine, April 2020

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We Got This Gym Climbing Kit for Under $150 – I tested and reviewed Decathlon’s budget climbing gear.

Outside Magazine, December 2019

See more of my writing from Outside Magazine.