Joanna Parkman


Joanna Parkman
Joanna Parkman


Climate Crisis, Ecology, Natural Science, Environmental Policy, Clean Beauty


Duke University, Sewanee: The University of the South


Joanna Parkman is an environmental protection specialist and science writer focused on floodplain management, coastal resilience, environmental justice, and nature-based solutions. She also has secondary expertise as a clean beauty writer.


Joanna has worked across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in field research, environmental communication, and policy analysis. She has contributed writing and photography to The Guardian, Mongabay, Scalawag, and other publications.

Prior to graduate school, Joanna won a Rainforest Alliance-sponsored writing contest and traveled to Mexico to report on community forestry operations. Among her many adventures, she has recorded the songs of strawberry poison dart frogs in Costa Rica, interviewed Idaho wheat farmers about climate change, and banded sooty terns in Dry Tortugas National Park.


Joanna holds a Master's of Environmental Management from Duke University, a Natural Hazards Resilience Certificate from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, as well as a Watershed Science Certificate, from Sewanee: The University of the South.

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