I'm a freelance environmental writer, focused on disasters and infrastructure, the politics of science, and climate change resilience. My stories have appeared in Eos, Undark, Grist, and Inside Climate News, among other publications, and I have an M.S. in Science Writing from MIT.


I'm also a communications specialist for the National Drought Mitigation Center for which I write about new drought monitoring tools and planning resources and produce the quarterly DroughtScape magazine. Previously, I worked for the MIT School of Science Communications Office, writing content for MIT News and helping produce the bi-annual Science @ MIT Magazine.

Before transitioning into science writing, I worked as a research assistant at the University of North Carolina on projects related to flood survivor advocacy, climate change and health, and the administration of federal disaster aid. I did three years of graduate work in City and Regional Planning at UNC and have several co-authored papers in academic journals. Before that, I worked in the environmental nonprofit world in California and received my B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University.

Contact me for freelance opportunities at LCampbell401{at}