Petersen has been documenting the community around her since 2005 — from the beach towns of San Diego, California to the halls of Congress in Washington D.C. She is fascinated by the natural world and strives to translate complex topics like climate change and ocean acidification into engaging and accessible stories for the general public.
She has been a staff reporter for E&E Publishing in D.C. and the Solana Beach Sun in California. Her work has also appeared on the New York Times and AAAS MemberCentral.
Confident that the world is not best experienced from a cubicle, she has hit the road for most of 2014. You can read about her adventures on Tumblr. Please send story ideas, recommendations for excellent coffee and cheap places to stay to petersenwithane [at] gmail [dot] com.Photo credit: Jon Letman