y mother named me after her 1978 yellow Schwinn bicycle; she said she didn't want to waste a good name.
I'm Lois, an eighth generation Oregonian, currently a freelance journalist and photographer.
Previously, I worked as an editor in the feature well at Popular Science,
and before that at The Atlantic and Foreign Policy. I've reported from all seven continents.
My work has been published, in print and online, at The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic,
The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Granta, National Geographic, Newsweek, Outside,
Wired, The Washington Post, and Pacific Standard, among others. I've received fellowships and
awards from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the National Geographic Explorers Grant,
Investigative Reporters and Editors, the United Nations Foundation, the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources,
and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
I am currently a Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.
I'm interested in creative ways to use digital platforms, and in addition to writing and photography
have worked with audio, video, cartography, and page design. I'm available for freelance assignments.