Laura Kiesel

Writer

Expertise

Environmental Science, Agriculture

Introduction

Laura Kiesel is an independent writer and journalist with an academic and professional background in conservation, sustainability, natural resources management, and environmental policy.

Experience

Laura Kiesel is an independent writer and journalist with an academic and professional background in conservation, sustainability, natural resources management, and environmental policy. Her articles, essays, and op-eds have appeared in many media outlets including The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Politico, Salon, Science, Inside Climate News, BioScience, the Boston Globe, Earth Island Journal, Al Jazeera, the New York Daily News, Z Magazine, E Magazine, Vice, Vox, Ozy, and others.

From 2013 until 2015, she was a weekly reporter and columnist for the financial news website, The Street, where her coverage of energy issues and climate change earned her a fellowship with the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting. Kiesel was also a 2020/2021 Unicorn Grant recipient with the Media Democracy Center. Kiesel writes regularly for the Boston Institute of Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) and recently joined Treehugger as a freelance reporter.

Education

Kiesel has a Bachelor's degree in literature and journalism from SUNY New Paltz and a Master's degree in natural resource sciences and environmental policy from the University of Vermont. She also studied wildlife biology for several years at UMass-Amherst as a post-graduate.

Treehugger and Dotdash

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