I’m an award-winning independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and a senior editor at the open-access biomedical journal PLOS Biology. I write about wildlife, ecology, conservation, environmental, public and mental health, science policy, and more. My stories reflect my wide-ranging interests and curiosity about the natural world and our place in it, and have appeared in diverse outlets, including The Intercept, The Nation, SmithsonianEnsia, New York Times, Discover, Science Insider, Slate, NPR, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic’s News Watch, High Country News, East Bay Express, Scientific American, Sierra, Tikkun, PLOS Biology, Wines & Vines, Wine Spectator.

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Contact: lizagross@gmail.com