Kristen Pope is a freelance writer and editor who frequently writes about climate change, ecology, wildlife, conservation, and many other topics for a wide variety of publications. She has a masters degree in natural resources planning and interpretation from Northern California’s Humboldt State University (now known as Cal Poly Humboldt), as well as a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Davis.
Kristen enjoys spending time in the field with researchers, from those studying wildfires close to her home in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, to those collecting vital climate data at Greenland’s Summit Station.
She is particularly fascinated by the Arctic and Antarctic, and is always looking for a way to delve deeper into the realm of the cryosphere, including how climate change is impacting the world’s ice caps and glaciers - as well as what those changes mean for people living far from the poles.
Before becoming a full-time freelance writer and editor, Kristen educated park and museum visitors about science and history. In these roles, she did everything from teaching people about the past to helping excited kindergartners learn how to gently touch a Madagascar hissing cockroach.