Hi! I’m Katharine Gammon, an award-winning journalist, editor and mentor based in Santa Monica, California. My friends call me Kate.
I specialize in crafting narrative stories around science, the environment and climate change. My work appears in The Atlantic, The Guardian, WIRED, National Geographic, Nautilus Magazine, The New York Times, and beyond. Two stories I wrote — one on the trade in samples of amber and the other on mammal-hunting killer whales — received notable mentions in the Best American Science and Nature Writing.
In addition to writing, I edit journalism and content for publications, institutions and companies.
I’ve also taught narrative and environmental journalism, and mentored writers through several fellowship programs.
Over the years, I have received fellowships and grants from organizations like the Religion & Environmental Story Project, the Society for Environmental Journalists, the MIT Knight Science Fellowship, the Institute for Natural Resources Journalism, and the National Press Foundation.
Prior to journalism, I studied anthropology, trained horses, and taught English while in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria. When I’m not working, you can find me on the beach chasing my two sons.