about me

I’m a writer. I love to craft narratives using crisp, gentle language, and to explore issues like water, climate change, and environment through stories.

My work has been published by Nature, The Counter, The NationHarper’sThe Atlantic, and others. I’ve reported from Jordan, where I lived for two years, as well as from the West Bank, Israel, Maine, South Carolina, New York, and Arizona.

In 2020, several pieces I wrote about the heat-related death of a woman after her electricity was shut off on a 107-degree day received an honorable mention for explanatory reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the statewide public service journalism award from the Arizona Press Club. The Press Club has also recognized my work for environmental reporting, social issues reporting, and human interest writing.

When I’m not reporting and writing, I am either farming (yes, farming!) or hiking or climbing a mountain. Or curled up in bed with a book. I am currently based in the Pacific Northwest.

Get in touch! elizabeth.w.whitman@gmail.com.

Roosevelt Dam. Credit: Elizabeth Whitman
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