JUSTIN NOBEL



EDUCATION

Columbia University

M.S. in Journalism & M.A. in Earth & Environmental Science.
Courses in alternative energy, biodiversity, disease ecology, journalism. 

NY, NY
9/05-5/07 




Duke University

B.S. in Earth & Ocean Sciences, Dean’s List (2000-2003).
Courses in marine biology, oceanography, atmospheric science, climatology, geology. 

NC & Australia
8/99-5/03




JOURNALISM

Freelancer 

Reporting from Nunavut, California, Florida, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast for publications such as Oxford American, Orion, Nautilus, Audubon.

New Orleans

2010-2016

Freelancer 

Received reporting grant from the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
Stories and photos on science and culture with TIME, Reuters AlertNet, Global Post.

Micronesia

9/09-1/10

Freelancer 

Stories and photos in Audubon, Meatpaper, The Daily Green and the Nunatsiaq News. Wrote weekly blog about death, http://blogs.funeralwise.com/dying/.
Launched multimedia inauguration project featured in NY Times,
www.januarythe20th.com. 

NY, NY

1/09-9/09

Audubon Magazine – Intern

Wrote science stories for mag. & web, fact checked, blogged.

NY, NY

9/08-1/09

Freelancer

Stories & photos for the Nunatsiaq News, local Arctic paper.
Award-winning photos of bowhead whale hunt. Story on Gourmet.com, photos in AP.

Nunavik, Canada

7/08-9/08

Point Reyes Light

Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper, wrote science & environment stories, obits, features; photographer. Won breaking news writing award. 

Pt. Reyes, CA

6/07- 6/08

Plenty Magazine – Intern

Environmental-lifestyle magazine, circ. 100,000; wrote science stories for website, research, fact-checking. 

NY, NY

1/07-5/07

American Museum of Natural History

Assistant to science writer; researched & drafted copy for website featuring multimedia science stories.

NY, NY

2/05-8/05




SCIENCE

Columbia/U.N. development project

Surveyed birds in agricultural village in western Kenya for masters’ in Environmental Science.

Sauri, Kenya 

5/06-7/06

Scripps’ Research Vessel Melville

Research cruise assistant to Dr. Gabi Laske, deployed instruments to measure underwater earthquakes associated with the Hawaiian hotspot.

Pacific Ocean 1/05

ECO (Env. Careers Org.) Field Biologist Intern for BLM

Surveyed endangered plants and lizards on the Mexican border in the Algodones Sand Dunes & Yuha Desert.

El Centro, CA 2/04-8/04

Research Assistant to Dr. Paul Baker

Cored lakes on the Peruvian Altiplano and trees on the slopes of Bolivian volcanoes in the pursuit of paleoclimate data.

Bolivia & Peru 5/03-6/03




AWARDS

- Fellow at the 2009 Weather and Society Workshop (Boulder, CO; National Center for Atmospheric Research)
- Best Photo Essay at the Quebec Newspaper Awards (May 2009, Nunavik’s 1st bowhead whale hunt in a century)
- Best 5 Web Travel Stories of 2008 by bravenewtraveler.com (60-hr bus trip from San Francisco to Mexico City)
- 2nd Place for Breaking News at California Newspaper Awards (2008, Obituary for 15-yr old car crash victim)
- Hechinger Award for Education Writing (May 2007, Expeditionary Learning at a Brooklyn Middle School)

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