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 my work appears regularly in Bay Area publications like San Francisco Estuary News and KneeDeep Times as well as in Maven's Notebook, a California water news site.

I've also written for Audubon, Bay Nature, bioGraphic, Conservation, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, High Country News, Muse, Nature, PLOS Biology, PLOS Research News, Scientific American, Water Deeply, and more.

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

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 a selection of favorite stories here.

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