Hey, I’m Ben: Environmental writer and editor, children’s book author, and sea slug aficionado. I’m currently a reporter at High Country News, where I write about wildlife, conservation, land use— that sort of thing. I’m also a recent graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where I concentrated in environmental journalism and marine science.
Over the last several years, I’ve traveled the world working in the field of conservation: I’ve attached satellite tags to sea turtles in North Carolina; eradicated invasive fish in Yellowstone National Park; taught agricultural science in Bangkok, Thailand; and conducted forestry research in the urban jungles of the Bronx. It’s been a wild ride.
My writing has appeared in The Guardian, OnEarth Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Independent, High Country News, Green Futures Magazine, Yale Environment 360, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere (check out Published Articles for a complete list). I’m also the former Editor-in-Chief of Sage Magazine, Yale’s award-winning environmental publication.