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, and environmental policy.

My heart is in regional reporting and I'm a water reporter for Maven's Notebook, a California water news site.

I helped launch a series on climate extremes in California for KneeDeep Times, a Bay Area climate resilience magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center and the CO2 Foundation.

My work has also appeared in Audubon, Bay Nature, bioGraphic, California Agriculture, Chemical & Engineering News, Conservation, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, High Country News, Muse, Nature, PLOS Biology, PLOS Research News, San Francisco Estuary News, Scientific American, Water Deeply, and more.

I'm a Pulitzer Center grantee, contributor to The Craft of Science Writing, an Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources fellow, a Northern California Science Writers Association board member, and mentor with The Open Notebook Covering Science Program and the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program.

My background includes graduate degrees in biology (UC San Diego) and science communication (UC Santa Cruz). Previous beats include agriculture, cancer, chemistry, conservation biology, and molecular and cell biology.

I love live music, photography, and hiking in our amazing national parks (45 so far - above, I'm in Canyonlands NP, overlooking the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers).

You can reach me here and can read my most recent stories here.

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