Courtney Humphries

Freelance journalist

Courtney Humphries is a freelance journalist and author who writes about science, health, nature, and the built environment. She was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT for 2015-2016, and her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Nautilus, MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, Nature, Science, Harvard Magazine, and other publications. She’s the author of Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan….And the World, a natural history of pigeons published by Smithsonian Books. Her story “Where Forests Work Harder” (featured on Showcase) recently won the David Perlman Award granted by the American Geophysical Union.  She’s an alum of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing, and has recently returned to school as a PhD student in environmental science and Coasts & Communities IGERT fellow at University of Massachusetts Boston, studying urban sustainability and climate change adaptation. Follow her on Twitter @cehumphries.