Michelle Martin is a freelance journalist who considers herself lucky to live in Seattle, WA where, on occasion, she can see two mountain ranges and salmon spawning all in one short bike ride. Her work has appeared in The Denver Post, Alaska Beyond, and on Bellevue College’s radio station KBCS among other places. She has a degree in biology and once envisioned a romantic career studying primates in the jungle. Then, a three-week stint planted in one steamy spot spying on howler monkeys left her with a crick in her neck and a suspicion that reporting on the science was more her calling than doing the science.
Michelle clings to the idea of a free press that shares stories with heart and investigates solutions. She has reported on topics ranging from citizen science to healthy habits to solutions to the opioid epidemic. She volunteers in habitat restoration projects and on the STEM committee of a local elementary school. She likes to eat blueberries, cherries, and strawberries from her yard and has been known to attempt to grow vegetables as well. She lived in Belgium for a year as a Rotary Exchange Student and found traveling to be one of the easiest ways to gain new perspectives on the world and how others experience life.