After studying ecology and anthropology at the University of Georgia, I moved across the country in 2019 to explore the intersections of science, journalism, and art in the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Master's Program. Now, I work as a freelance science writer and photographer.


2021 California Journalism Awards first place Feature Story, first place Agricultural Reporting, fifth place Covid19 Coverage

"I loved everything about this story. The writing was terrific, the story was full of context and supported by great interviews. Most of all, I thought the subject was unique and fun and unexpected. I hadn't gone into judging expecting my top pick would be a story about sea snails." —CNPA judge comment for the 2021 California Journalism Awards

2020 SciShortform top institutional pick

Past internships:

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Science Magazine, California Sea Grant, and The Monterey Herald.

Erin Malsbury

Photograph by Vivi Carrasco

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