Kendra Pierre-Louis

climate journalist

Kendra Pierre-Louis is an award-winning climate reporter. She has worked as a senior climate reporter with the Gimlet/Spotify podcast How to Save a Planet, as a climate reporter with The New York Times, and as a staff writer for Popular Science, where she wrote about science, the environment, and, occasionally, mayonnaise. Her writing has appeared in FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, and Slate. She is the author of Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet.

Kendra is a recipient of the 2022 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. She received the gold award in the magazine category for her story "How rising groundwater caused by climate change could devastate coastal communities" in MIT Technology Review.

Kendra has Masters’ in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Sustainable Development with a focus on Policy Analysis and Advocacy from the SIT Graduate Institute. She also has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and a Master's Composter Certificate from The NYC Compost Project.

Kendra Pierre-Louis

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