Erica Gies

 

San Francisco / Victoria, BC

erica@ericagies.com / Twitter:@egies

www.ericagies.com

 

EXPERIENCE

✪ Independent reporter
The New York Times, The Economist, the Guardian, Yale Environment 360, Ensia, Scientific American, Forbes, New Scientist, Take Part, the International Herald Tribune, Wired News, Climate Confidential, KALW and KQED public radio, China Dialogue, Science News for Kids, Grist, SFGate, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Public Press, the New Internationalist, Matter Network, Bay Citizen, Earth Island Journal, Digital Development Debates, Tea After Twelve, Spot.us, Sustainable Industries, Blue Ridge Press, and other outlets.

✪ Co-founder
Climate Confidential documents the intersection of environment and technology, ideas and innovations that have a real shot at changing the world. This Week in Earth showcases the expertise of a wide range of professional journalists, who offer context and pithy analysis of the week’s scientific and environment news.

✪ Writer and researcher
World Resources Institute, The New York Academy of Sciences, the Trust for Public Land, the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, The Osgood File radio program, Conservation Law Foundation website overhaul, and books, including Champions for Change: Athletes Making a World of Difference and Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World.

✪ Editor
Climate Confidential, This Week in Earth, The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund legacy book, The Trust for Public Land, Zest Books, Geographic Expeditions, Academic Word, San Francisco magazine, CNET, Wired News, digitalFOTO, and PCWorld. ✪ Photographer
The New York Times, Yale Environment 360, Take Part, E/The Environmental Magazine, Grist, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and others.

✪ Senior editor and writer
Environmental News Network, Treatment Today

✪ Copy editor
Wired News, Verde Media, Computer Currents, Kent Messenger Group newspapers

 

EDUCATION

M.A. in literature, focus in eco-criticism
San Francisco State University

B.A. in English, minor in journalism
Northern Arizona University

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society of Environmental Journalists, member

National Audubon Society’s “Women Greening Journalism” Special Recognition — 2015

Elyssa Rosen Memorial Fund Fellowship — 2014

Vermont Law School, media fellow — 2010

Society of Environmental Journalists 20-20-20 Fellowship — 2010

Scripps-Howard Institute for the Environment fellowship — 2009

Guest speaker, writing and journalism classes
Stanford University, University of Victoria, Camosun College

Conference speaker
Society of Environmental Journalists, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Environmental Education Council of Marin

Moderator
Ceres conference

 

VOLUNTEERING

Mentor
Society of Environmental Journalists, San Francisco State University, Science Interchange

Judge
Contests for Society of Environmental Journalists; Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter

Invasive plants removal and native plant restoration
San Francisco public parks

Elephant seal docent
Point Reyes National Seashore

Mexican wolf recovery project
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge:

Island fox recovery project
Channel Island National Park

 

STYLES

Fluent in Associated Press Style, the Chicago Manual of Style, the Modern Language Association Handbook, in-house style guides.

 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Knows common software for writing, blogging, photography, radio production, website construction and publishing, databases, presentations, and communication.