Autumn Spanne (Photo by Hsiu Mei Cheung)

Autumn Spanne (Photo by Hsiu Mei Cheung)

About Autumn Spanne

Autumn is an independent journalist and a 2016-17 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She writes about science, the environment, sustainability, health and human rights. Her stories, photos and multimedia projects have appeared in National Geographic News, The Guardian, Scientific American, the Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Climate, Environmental Health News, CNN, InsideClimate News and mental_floss.

Prior to her journalism career, Autumn worked in international education at the University of California and taught language arts to middle and high school students on the Navajo Nation. She later worked as an editor at Youth Communication, a pioneering non-profit educational publishing company that trains young people in writing and journalism and publishes their stories in two award-winning magazines and a book series focused on social and emotional learning. 

Autumn holds an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, an MA in education from Western New Mexico University and a BA in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and the Society for Environmental Journalists, and a former fellow of the Metcalf Institute for Environmental and Marine Reporting as well as the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. In 2015, Autumn received a grant from the Earth Journalism Network to report on climate migration for National Geographic.

Autumn has traveled and reported widely in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Contact Autumn to discuss how she might contribute to your editorial, research and instructional projects. More information is available on her LinkedIn profile.