Lisa Palmer

I am Lisa Palmer, a writer, editor, multi-media journalist, and high energy person. I write about the environment, energy, science and business sustainability. As a journalist, my goals are to uncover a great story, be fearless about fact-finding, and tackle a complex subject with a keen reporter’s sense and a wordsmith’s use of language. One of my editors summed up my work this way: “She lays out a story without pretension yet isn’t afraid to send readers running for a dictionary on occasion.”

I have written for publications such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Slate Magazine, Scientific American, The Yale Forum, Fortune, Yale E360, and many others. My writing also appears in both academic media as well as research journals including Nature Climate Change. In addition to working as a freelance journalist, I’m currently a fellow at the National Science Foundation-funded National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), where I’m learning about interdisciplinary science research.

Dispatches from Lisa Palmer on the future of food and the environment