Lois Parshley


Independent Writer and Photographer (Portland, Ore.), 

Emerging diseases and new approaches to long-form science journalism  Judge

Lois Parshley is a freelance journalist and photographer who writes about the outdoors, science and politics. Parshley has reported from all seven continents, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, National Geographic, VQR, Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, Outside, Popular Science, Foreign Policy, and on NPR and WNYC. Most recently, Parshley has focused on the health effects global communities face because of climate change. She is passionate about research and reporting on disease emergence and global health, and she aspires to demonstrate that there is a market for smart, creative science journalism. Parshley is a graduate of Middlebury College with bachelor’s degree in political science.