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, and translational ecology.

I’m the water reporter for the Bay Area Monitor, and a contributing reporter for San Francisco Estuary News. My stories reach wide audiences via environmental news aggregators, including Aquafornia, BC Water News, and Maven's Notebook.

Reporting trips have taken me to rice fields that double as salmon nurseries, homeless encampments along creeks, and a Superfund Site on tribal land.

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.

I have graduate degrees in biology and science communication. Previous beats include agriculture, cancer, chemistry, conservation, and molecular biology.

I'm on the board of the Northern California Science Writers Association, and a mentor for the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program.

I love live music, photography, and hiking in our amazing national parks (42 so far - above, I'm in Canyonlands NP, overlooking the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers).

You can reach me here.

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