#SEJSpotlight: Zoya Teirstein, Climate Reporter, Grist

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Meet SEJ member Zoya Teirstein! Zoya was inspired to become a journalist during a year-long trip across the U.S. in a pop-up camper, after which she graduated from NYU with a degree in Environmental Reporting. She is now a staff writer for Grist covering the intersection of public health and climate change, and the politics of climate change. Zoya's reporting can also be found in Wired, Slate, HuffPost, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone and other outlets. Her piece on how warming waters threaten Indigenous subsistence harvesting practices in Alaska won an SEJ Award in 2020, and she received a SEAL award for her reporting the same year. Zoya was awarded a National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowship (SHERF) for 2022-23.

"I would recommend SEJ to anyone who is interested in environmental journalism, particularly those who are trying to break into the field. SEJ is a great resource for jobs, fellowships, sources, and more. But I think the best resource it offers journalists is a sense of community, particularly via its yearly conferences," Zoya said. Join Zoya at SEJ today!

See some of Zoya's work for Grist:

Find Zoya:

LinkedIn        /Zoya-Teirstein
Twitter           @ZTeirstein


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