I created the Climate Seasons radio series because I believe long-form radio is a powerful way to communicate during fraught and complicated times.
A former radio journalist in New York City from 1997 to 2002, I contributed to NPR-affiliate WNYC Radio and collaborated twice with its documentary unit: I was associate producer on a thirty-minute special that earned an Edward R. Murrows regional award for best news documentary. I produced an innovative sixty-minute special program illustrating the immediate psychological aftermath of the September 11th attacks (description HERE and audio HERE.)
A cause-driven public health advocate, I worked throughout the 1990’s to quell the raging HIV/AIDS epidemic among New York City’s injecting drug users — and in the 2000’s on vaccine access, antibiotic misuse, and other public health challenges.
A galvanizing speech by Bill McKibben in 2012 led me into the climate change sphere. Soon Moms Clean Air Force asked me to establish its DC chapter. I built a posse of fellow moms who would be willing to speak out about climate change. I organized rallies and advocated at local and national levels to press for a clean energy transition together with my members and within larger coalitions.
My blog posts, articles and letters-to-the-editor have appeared in Moms Clean Air Force’s blog, POZ magazine, City Limits magazine, and The New York Times. I am a storyteller who has performed at Washington, DC’s live storytelling venue, Story District. I hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Columbia University with a focus on medical anthropology and qualitative research.