Class of 2021

Rachel Alembakis

FS Sustainability

Australia

Twitter: @RachelAlembakis

Rachel Alembakis is the Managing Editor of FS Sustainability, a weekly digital publication that examines how investors and companies integrate environmental, social and corporate governance issues into their decision-making processes. She has more than a decade's experience covering investment issues for a range of publications in Australia and overseas. She holds an MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science from Boston University.

Isaac Anyaogu

BusinessDay

Lagos, Nigeria

Twitter: @IsaacAnyaogu1

Isaac Anyaogu leads BusinessDay's newspaper coverage of the energy and mining sector, after covering the sector for five years. BusinessDay is Nigeria's biggest business daily based out of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. His work includes reporting, investigations, and analysis of Nigeria's troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region, energy transition, and advancement of renewables and the global energy market. He has won some local and international reporting awards.

Sheky Espejo

S&P Global Platts

Mexico

Twitter: @ShekyEspejo

Sheky Espejo is a professional journalist, interpreter and translator. For the last decade, he has covered the Mexican equity market; the fixed income market; M&A activity; Private equity and Venture Capital markets; the FX market and most recently the commodities market for S&P Global Platts. He loves music, photography, cinematography and art. He is also good at tennis, cooking and baking. He is proficient in English and Spanish; fluent in French. He can understand spoken Portuguese, Italian, Czech and Russian. He has some knowledge of Mandarin and Japanese. His passport is Mexican, his heart is Czech but his home is in the USA.

Gerson Freitas, Jr.

 Bloomberg News

USA

Twitter: @gersonjr

Gerson Freitas Jr. is a Brazilian reporter in Bloomberg News's Energy Americas team in New York. He covers the U.S. natural gas market and a number of companies across the E&P, midstream and downstream segments of the industry. He has worked as a business journalist for over 15 years, having also covered the farming sector in South America. He holds a master's degree in political economics and a bachelor degree in journalism.

Carolyn Gramling

Science News

Washington, DC

Twitter: @CarolynGramling

Carolyn is the Earth & Climate writer at Science News magazine, where she covers anything even tangentially related to earth science, including climate change, oceans, earthquakes, volcanoes and paleontology. So far in 2021, she has written about trends in climate change disinformation, the amazing carbon storage powerhouses that are mangrove forests and the history of plate tectonics theory. She's based in Washington, D.C.

Previously Carolyn has worked at Science magazine and EARTH magazine. She earned a Ph.D. in marine geochemistry from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Joint Program for Oceanography, for which she mucked around in chest-high waders collecting water samples along the Carolina coasts to track groundwater seeping into the ocean. She also has a bachelor’s degree in geology from Florida International University in Miami and a bachelor's in European history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Audrey Henderson

Independent Writer

Chicago, IL

Twitter: @Scrivenesse

Audrey Henderson is an independent writer and researcher based in the greater Chicago area with advanced degrees in sociology and law from Northwestern University. She specializes in sustainability in the built environment, culture and arts related to policy and related topics. Her work has been featured in Wallpaper magazine, the Chicago Reader, Chicago Architect magazine, Next City, Transitions Abroad, Belt Magazine and other consumer and trade publications.

David Iaconangelo

E&E News

New York, NY

Twitter: @diaconangelo

David Iaconangelo is an energy technology reporter at E&E News. He covers the energy transition out of New York City and has written for the Christian Science Monitor, ProPublica and other publications.

Nicholas Kusnetz

Inside Climate News

USA

Twitter: @nkus

Nicholas Kusnetz covers oil and gas and other issues for Inside Climate News. Before joining ICN, he worked at the Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica. His work has won numerous awards, including from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including The Washington Post, Businessweek, The Nation, Fast Company and The New York Times.

Will Mathis

Bloomberg News

London, UK

Twitter: @MathisWilliam

Will Mathis is a journalist for Bloomberg News based in London. He covers renewable power, carbon pricing and the energy transition. Before joining Bloomberg he studied journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and spent two years working on sustainable agriculture projects as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.

Rachel McDevitt

StateImpact Pennsylvania

USA

Twitter: @_rachelmcdevitt

Rachel McDevitt is a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania at WITF, central Pennsylvania’s NPR station. Her work focuses on environmental and energy policy in the state legislature as well as how energy transitions affect people in their daily lives. Rachel joined WITF in 2017 as the host of Fresh Air and All Things Considered. She previously reported for the Radio Pennsylvania Network, where her work earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row.

Catherine Morehouse

Utility Dive

USA

Twitter: @cmorehouse10

Catherine is a reporter at Utility Dive where she covers federal energy policy and regulations, utilities and power markets. She has won regional and national reporting awards for her coverage of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, coal ash pollution and a series on cities that are powered by 100% renewable energy. She has been at Utility Dive for three years, and initially joined the publication as an associate editor, primarily covering state energy policy.

Catherine graduated in 2018 from Creighton University with a degree in journalism and political science. At Creighton, she worked as editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper, The Creightonian. She was named Outstanding Senior of the Year from Creighton's journalism department in 2018, and her reporting on political tension at the school was named Best News Story of the Year.

Shannon Osaka

Grist

Seattle, WA

Twitter: @shannonosaka

Shannon Osaka is a staff reporter at Grist, with writing also appearing in Rolling Stone, Slate, Mother Jones, and Wired. Originally from San Jose, CA and currently based in Seattle, she has written about the demise of carbon taxes, the ethics of solar geoengineering research, and debates over 'degrowth'; her coverage generally focuses on federal climate policy and the clean energy transition. A subjectmatter expert who pivoted to journalism, she previously received an MPhil in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford and has authored multiple papers on public perception of extreme weather and climate change. In 2021, she received the SEAL Award for Environmental Journalism. Her free time is spent watching women’s gymnastics and fruitlessly trying to get better at chess.

Emily Pontecorvo

Grist

USA

Twitter: @emilypont

Emily Pontecorvo is a staff reporter at Grist. She has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and previously reported on energy and the environment for WHYY News in Philadelphia before joining Grist in 2019.

Casey Quackenbush

Freelance Journalist

New York, NY

Twitter: @caseyquack

Casey Quackenbush is a New York-based freelance journalist, formerly based in Hong Kong with Time magazine. While with Time, she wrote a cover story on drought-stricken farmers in Australia on the front lines of climate change. Later, she also wrote about the bushfires for The New York Times and Nieman Reports. You can also find her work in The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Aperture, and others.

Arianna Skibell

E&E News

USA

Twitter: @AriannaSkibell

Arianna Skibell is an environmental journalist with POLITICO’s E&E News, currently covering energy, climate, and transportation. She has worked both in the U.S. and abroad, reporting on the intersection of natural resources, religion, identity, and politics and the conflicts this nexus engenders. She is passionate about breaking down highly-technical issues for a general audience and telling bigpicture stories through personal narratives that highlight what’s at stake for real people. Arianna holds a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and a bachelor’s in psycholinguistics from Emory University.

Jake Spring

Reuters

Brasília, Brazil

Twitter: @jakespring

Jake Spring is a Reuters correspondent covering environment and commodities out of Brasília, Brazil, since 2017. Prior to that, he lived in China for six years where he worked for Reuters in Beijing and served as Editor-in-Chief of China Economic Review in Shanghai. A graduate of Northwestern University, he is fluent in Chinese and Portuguese.

Andy Uhler

Marketplace

Austin, TX

Twitter: @andy_uhler

Andy Uhler is the Texas-based senior reporter for the public radio program Marketplace. He’s based in Austin.

Uhler joined the Marketplace sustainability team from the Texas Standard, an hour-long news program produced at KUT. Prior to that, he was a natural resources policy analyst at the Texas Legislature as part of a global policy studies master’s program at the University of Texas at Austin where he focused on energy and environmental policy.

When he’s not reporting on the market for electric trucks in the U.S. or gas flaring at fracking sites in the Permian Basin, Uhler loves talking sports, specifically the business of sport. He’s been known to don a ‘This is my Cowboys & Rangers & Mavs & Stars’ t-shirt.

Elizabeth Weise

USA TODAY

USA

Twitter: @eweise

Until March of last year Elizabeth (Beth) Weise covered climate change for USA TODAY with an emphasis on solutions. Because she’d covered infectious disease previously, she was pulled in to cover the pandemic, a more than full time job in the months since. When the COVID-19 pandemic fades into something more endemic in the U.S. (she’s betting fall) she will return to climate change, this time with a focus on the energy transition the United States must make to deal with it. That will include both the technological, geographic and political aspects of the shift. In previous iterations, Weise has covered Silicon Valley, cybersecurity, science and agriculture. She was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she studied biotechnology. She speaks Swedish, sadly rarely useful in her day job. Her last name rhymes with “Geese.”

Chris Welter

WYSO

Yellow Springs, OH

Twitter: @ChrisJWelter

Chris Welter is an Environmental Reporter at WYSO through Report for America. Prior to joining the team at WYSO, he did boots-onthe- ground conservation work and policy research on land-use issues in southwest Ohio as a Miller Fellow with the Tecumseh Land Trust. He is a graduate of Antioch College. Chris is a lifelong Ohioan, born and raised in Columbus and currently living in Yellow Springs with his two cats, Beaver and Franklin.

Eve Zuckoff

WCAI

USA

Twitter: @evezuckoff

Eve Zuckoff covers the human impacts of climate change for WCAI, the NPR station on Cape Cod and islands off the coast of Massachusetts. She joined the station in 2019 -- after contributing to a 10-part-investigative podcast produced by WBUR and the Boston Globe -- as a Report for America Corps members and can be heard reporting on environmental issues regularly on WGBH, Boston's local NPR station.