I am an experienced, award-winning editor and writer living in the American West. I currently work as the deputy editor-digital at High Country News, where I’ve also written about the Pacific Northwest, the non-human world, wildness and more. I formerly wrote about rural and Denver schools for Chalkbeat Colorado, a nonprofit news start-up covering the state’s public education system. Want to talk about your deeply held values? Or discuss thoughtful writing in a time of upheaval? Hit me up: kate.schimel at gmail.

I am also an avid backcountry skier and backpacker, as well as the holder of a B.A. in Biology from Reed College. I use it more often than you’d think.

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