2022-23 RESP Fellows

The Religion & Environment Story Project (RESP) is pleased to announce its cohort of fellows for 2022-2023: 

Kate Gammon is a freelance science journalist with bylines in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Esquire. She writes narrative stories about science, environment, and culture. Kate holds a degree in anthropology and environmental studies from Princeton University and a master’s degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and lives in Santa Monica with her family. Twitter: @KateGammon / Website: katharinegammon.com

Nicole Greenfield is a writer at NRDC, an environmental nonprofit, where she tells people-centered and climate-focused stories about energy, water, agriculture, and more. Prior to joining NRDC about a decade ago, she freelanced as a religion journalist. During that time, a Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion took her to Argentina, where she reported on religion, marriage equality, and reproductive rights. The following year, she was awarded a Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life. Nicole has a master’s degree in religious studies, with a journalism concentration, from New York University. Twitter: @nmgreenfield

Ruxandra Guidi is a freelance audio and magazine journalist and an assistant professor of practice and assistant director of the Bilingual Journalism Program at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism, where she teaches audio storytelling, feature writing and freelancing. She grew up in Venezuela and has been telling stories for two decades, both in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. Twitter: @RuxGuidi / Website: fonografiacollective.com

Annelise Jolley is an independent journalist and essayist who writes about place, food, ecology, and faith. She has written for National Geographic, The Atavist, The Millions, The Sunday Long Read, EcoTheo Review, and Civil Eats. Her work has won a James Beard Award, a Dart Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and been noted in The Best American Travel Writing. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Seattle Pacific University. Twitter: @AnneliseJolley / Website: annelisejolley.com

Debra Utacia Krol is the indigenous affairs reporter at Arizona Central. She is an award-winning journalist with an emphasis on Indigenous, environmental and science issues who’s fond of averring that “My beat is Indians.” She is an enrolled member of the Xolon (also known as Jolon) Salinan Tribe from the Central California coastal ranges. In addition to more than a dozen other awards, Krol was named Best Beat Environmental Reporter by the Native American Journalists’ Association and won the Feddie award from the National Press Foundation. Twitter: @debkrol

Martha Park is a writer and illustrator from Memphis, Tennessee. She received an MFA from the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University, and was the Spring 2016 Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, Guernica, The Bitter Southerner, Granta, Ecotone Magazine, The Guardian, ProPublica, and elsewhere. Website: marthaparkwrites.com

Rebecca Randall is a writer and editor based in the Pacific Northwest. She focuses on the environment, religion, psychology, and society. She is the former science editor at Christianity Today, where she helped writers develop capacity to integrate theology and science together in their work. She has interviewed a climate scientist on God’s sovereignty, edited an article on how Ethiopian Orthodox theology protects trees and, most recently, written about whether worship music can shift Christians toward climate action. Twitter: @beccawrites / Website: clippings.me/rebeccarandall

Nina St. Pierre is a queer culture writer, essayist, and soon-to-be author. Her memoir, Love is a Burning Thing (Dutton, 2024) explores the intersections between mysticism, mental health, and poverty. She is a regular contributor to Gossamer, and has written for Victory, Catapult, Bitch, Outside, Nylon, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar. Twitter: @ninastpierre / Website: ninastpierre.com

Julia Shipley is a recent graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where she received the prize for the best MA thesis; a shorter version subsequently appeared in Grist and Rolling Stone. Previously, she was contributing writer to Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Weekly, Yankee Magazine, and Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard. As a 2021-22 fellow with Columbia Journalism Investigations, Shipley contributed to climate-health audio and print projects in collaboration with NPR and the Texas Newsroom. With support from TYPE Investigations and the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Shipley also contributed to a climate-housing project published by The Center for Public Integrity, Yahoo News, Mother Jones, and Univision. Twitter: @JuliaShipley3 / Websites: writingonthefarm.com and juliashipley.contently.com