Who I am: Danielle Keeton-Olsen |
Where I live: Cambodia
What I do: I’d always been enthralled by nature, but it wasn’t until I arrived in Cambodia that I was exposed to stunning landscapes under immediate threat. When I started to freelance, I aspired to recognize the treasures of Cambodia and the people trying to protect them, as well as demand accountability from those who damage them.
Why science journalism: Traveling Cambodia’s coasts and forests is incredible, but what thrills me more is hearing a researcher explain the unique characteristics of a species, or learning how a community is integrated with their neighboring ecosystems or adapted to a climatic shift.
Suggestions for newcomers:
- Collaboration is awesome. It strengthens your reporting and brings fresh ideas.
- Get into the field. You learn so much from observation.