Lisa Palmer


Lisa Palmer writes about science, the environment, agriculture, and sustainability. Her writings have been featured in The Guardian, The New Republic, Nature journals, Yale e360, Slate, The New York Times, Scientific American, and many others. She is the National Geographic visiting professor of science communication at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Previously, she was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.

Palmer is author of Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change (St. Martin’s Press, 2017). She has been a fellow at the Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. She was also a grantee of the Solutions Journalism Network.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master's degree from Simmons College in Boston. She lives in Maryland.

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