In December 2008, my book Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley was published in the U.S. It has since been published in Australia, Brazil, China and Japan.
Since April 2001, I have written from Africa, the Middle East, and China for publications including Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, The Atlantic Magazine, and Salon.com. I have written about war in Liberia, the rise of Islamists in Somalia, genocide trials in Rwanda, oil conflict in Nigeria, refugees from Darfur, and Internet censorship in China.
I am now based in Rome, where I contribute to Time Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Atlantic Magazine.
In the Spring of 2003, I covered the invasion of Iraq for the New York Daily News as an unembedded reporter in the Kurdish north. I returned to Baghdad a year later for Time Magazine.
From July 2000 to March 2001, I covered the suburbs of Paterson, New Jersey, for the Herald News, a local daily.
From October 1997 to May 1999, I worked as a researcher with The University of Arizona’s Nuclear Medicine Research Group.
May 2000: Columbia University, Master of Science in Journalism
May 1998: The University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Optical Engineering (GPA of 3.92/4.0)
2002 Nicholas Blake Freelance Journalism Grant Recipient
2000 Columbia Journalism School Sackett Award for Journalism Law
1997 NASA Space Grant
1997 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Engineering
Fluent Conversational French
Fluent Conversational Italian