2021 SJP Fellows
James Dinneen is a freelance science and environmental journalist from Colorado, based in New York City. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Undark Magazine, Popular Science, bioGraphic, OneZero, and KCRW’s Here Be Monsters, among others. He once recorded a podcast about bathymetry on a rowboat in Buzzards Bay and is looking forward to being back on the Cape learning to pipette.
Dan Drollette Jr. is deputy editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is a science writer/editor and foreign correspondent who has filed stories from every continent except Antarctica. His stories have appeared in Scientific American, International Wildlife, MIT’s Technology Review, Natural History, Cosmos, Science, New Scientist, and the BBC Online, among others. He was a TEDx speaker to Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and held a Fulbright Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship to Australia—where he lived for a total of four years. For three years, he edited CERN’s on-line weekly magazine about high-energy subparticle physics, in Geneva, Switzerland, where his office was 100 yards from the injection point of the Large Hadron Collider.
Molly Enking is an Italy-based writer and multimedia journalist who currently works as a Weekend Digital Editor/Producer at PBS NewsHour Weekend. Originally from Maine, she worked in New York City for seven years, where she got her master’s in journalism at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY. She has written about science, the environment and politics for The Daily Beast, Grist, Wired, RollingStone and other publications.
Alexa Kurzius is a managing editor at Newsela, an educational website serving two-thirds of U.S. public schools. She oversees a team that creates and curates science articles and video content. Previously, she was a science journalist and video producer at Scholastic. She has written for The Week Jr., Wired and The New York Times Upfront, among others, and published three kids’ science chapter books. She has a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University.
Cathy Shufro is a freelance reporter who writes for university magazines. She has reported on public health in marginalized communities on several continents—including along the Thailand-Burma border as a 2012 fellow with the International Reporting Project. Other topics have ranged from how C. elegans senses light to a profile of Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney. Cathy teaches writing at Yale College and at the summertime School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology. She lives in Connecticut.
Kyle Bagenstose is an environmental and investigative reporter for USA Today, where he writes about climate change, flooding, drinking water contamination and other issues. Previously, he spent four years covering the environmental beat in the Delaware Valley for a trio of community newspapers outside Philadelphia. His years-long investigation of major drinking water contamination near a pair of military bases there won a pair of national awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists. He resides in Philadelphia.
Fred Bever is a general assignment reporter at Maine Public, the state’s public radio and television broadcaster, based in Portland. Bever grew up in New York City, graduated from Columbia University, and got his start in journalism with Vermont newspapers. Later, he was chief political correspondent for Maine Public Radio and co-host of Maine Public Television’s MaineWatch. He then served as news director for what is now New England Public Radio, in western Mass., and subsequently freelanced for WBUR Boston and New Hampshire Public Radio. While Bever has worked “every beat there is,” he has always gravitated to science and environment stories. His current focus is on energy issues, coastal communities, and Gulf of Maine ecosystems.
Katy Daigle is the Climate Change Editor for Reuters, where she oversees global environment coverage. She previously worked as deputy news editor at Science News, and as an international correspondent and editor for the Associated Press. For more than seven years, Katy served as AP’s South Asia Correspondent and environment writer based in New Delhi. She has also worked in New York, London, Moscow and the Caribbean. Katy studied journalism and history at Northwestern University, and international conflict at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was awarded a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism to study climate change and environmental economics in 2012-13 at the University of Colorado–Boulder. Katy also served on the board of directors at the Society of Environmental Journalists in 2018-20.
Tatiana Pardo Ibarra is a freelance science journalist based in Bogotá, Colombia. She has worked for the two most important newspapers in the country: El Tiempo and El Espectador. She writes about environment, human rights, indigenous peoples and the relationship between armed conflict and nature. She is also a professor of journalism and climate change.
Andres Pruna is a Los Angeles-based producer for primetime newscasts including Univision, NBC and ABC. Growing up, Andres travelled with his father, a wildlife filmmaker, all over Argentina, Venezuela and the Patagonia region, and learned about filming in the wild. After obtaining a B.A. in filmmaking in Santa Barbara, Calif., he now specializes in news on the environment, science and climate change, striving to explain complex science in an approachable, interesting way. Over the years Andres’ work has been recognized with multiple regional Emmys, Edward R. Murrows and other awards. Locations for filming include the Amazon jungle, Latin America, underwater marine life shoots, science labs and archeological digs.