Congratulations to Kendra Pierre-Louis, ’16, for being selected as an inaugural Religion & Environment Fellow. Part of the Boston University’s Religion and the Environment Story Project, the fellowship is dedicated to bridging the divide between the religion and science beats. Kendra and the nine other fellows in this year’s cohort will receive specialized training workshops in Annapolis and Houston, a one-year membership to the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and the Religion News Association (RNA), registration fees for SEJ and RNA conferences, and a stipend of $2,000.
“We’re excited about having such an amazing group of emerging and established journalists,” said Stephen Prothero, co-director of the Religion and the Environment Story Project and a professor of religion at Boston University. “We’re hopeful that they will help change the conversation about the nexus of religion, spirituality, and the environment as we all face the ongoing climate crisis.”
Kendra is currently a senior climate reporter with the Gimlet Media podcast How to Save a Planet, where her work focuses on climate change solutions, and author of the book Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet. She was previously a climate reporter for The New York Times and a staff writer for Popular Science. Her work can also be found in FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Modern Farmer, and Slate.
You can read about all of the Religion & Environment fellows here and read more of Kendra’s work over here.