Sarah Trent

freelance journalist

About Me

journalist covering the environment, science, small business, and more

As both a writer and photographer, I've worked with national and international publications, nonprofits, and local news outlets for more than a decade, covering a wide range of topics including agriculture, conservation, natural disasters, outdoor recreation, supply chains, local economic development, sustainable business, and social finance. Lately, I'm exploring the ways regular people all over the world are affected by and responding to environmental degradation and climate change. A recipient of the 2020 Overseas Press Club Fellowship, a 2021 Wall Street Journal science reporting internship, and a graduate of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, I am currently based outside Portland, OR. My other obsessions include birding, bicycles, and DIY home renovation.

Recent Work //

Awards //

  • 2020 Overseas Press Club Fellow
  • 2020 Clay Felker Award for Excellence in Narrative Writing (UC Berkeley School of Journalism)
  • 2019 Randy Shilts Memorial Award for Exceptional Reporting (UC Berkeley School of Journalism)