Ashley Braun is a Seattle-based freelance science and environmental journalist whose writing centers around the way humans interact with other species, along with ecology, climate change, conservation, and wildlife. Prior to her role as managing editor for climate and energy investigative news site DeSmog, she worked as a writer and editor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Braun is also a contributing science writer for Natural History Magazine, covering up-and-coming research findings for the Samplings section. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Science, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, and more.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
For me, the natural world serves as both a source of ideas that I explore in my reporting and as a source of respite from the emotional challenges of being an environmental journalist during the Anthropocene.