Robin Meadows

Independent Science Journalist in California

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I'm an independent science journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on water, climate resilience, ecosystem restoration, and environmental policy.

I’m the water reporter for the Bay Area Monitor, and a contributing reporter for San Francisco Estuary News. My work has also appeared in Audubon, Bay Nature, bioGraphic, Conservation, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, High Country News, Muse, Nature, PLOS Biology, PLOS Research News, Water Deeply, and more.

Reporting trips have taken me to a creek restoration site squeezed between a refinery and a landfill, rice fields that double as salmon nurseries, creek-side homeless encampments, and tribal land devastated by a Superfund Site.

I'm a contributor toThe Craft of Science Writing, a board member of the Northern California Science Writers Association, and a mentor for the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program.

My background includes graduate degrees in biology and science communication. Previous beats include agriculture, cancer, chemistry, conservation, and molecular and cell biology.

I love live music, photography, and hiking in our amazing national parks (44 so far - above, I'm in Canyonlands NP, overlooking the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers).

You can read my stories here, and can reach me here.

  • Education
    • Reed College (BA, Biology)
    • UC San Diego (MS, Biology)
    • UC Santa Cruz (Grad. Cert., Science Communication)