I studied geoscience at Bates College in Lewiston, ME and worked as a lab manager in the Princeton University Earth History Group before realizing I’d rather explore the world through writing than through research. I'm especially driven to share the narratives of people studying, affected by, and finding solutions for environmental change -- but I'm ever curious, and will write about any number of other things, not excluding why rats are ticklish or the history of sperm science.

I have also taught classes and workshops on science and environmental writing at Bates College, InsideClimate News’ Institute for Environmental Journalism, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and elsewhere.

When I take a break, I rock climb, grow food, and surf cold winter waves around my home in Maine. 


email: laura.poppick (at) gmail (dot) com | twitter: @laurapoppick