Eileen Mignoni is a South Florida-based visual journalist who has been working on stories about science, the environment, and energy for nearly 10 years. In addition to her work at Yale Climate Connections, she also contributes video stories to National Geographic and is the communications director for The Alexia Foundation.
Before moving to South Florida, she lived in Brooklyn, working as a freelance video producer for outlets such as National Geographic and the New York Times. She has also lived in Santiago, Chile, where she was a multimedia producer for La Tercera, co-producer of a television show on Chile’s Olympic athletes, and a freelance producer for a wide variety of commercial and news video projects in the Southern hemisphere.
Eileen served in a variety of roles, including reporter, coach, and executive producer, for the Powering A Nation news site at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project, which investigated the political, economic and scientific tensions inherent in U.S. energy, won numerous prestigious awards.
Eileen was raised on a farm in rural Michigan. She has a B.A. in classics from Brown University and an M.A. in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has recently become deeply enamored of the beauty of the skies, especially over Miami and Michigan.