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Hi, stranger. I’m Alex. I’m also an enterprising journalist,  immersed newshound, and generally curious human being. I’ve currently swapped my reporting post in the Pacific Northwest for a year-long Editorial Fellowship at The Atlantic in Washington, D.C.

But, aside from the time zone difference (and dramatic increase in proximity to national monuments), my interests remain the same. Since diving headfirst into my journalism career six years ago, I’ve primarily focused my lens on the environment (and the science it’s founded on), leading social issues, and city politics.

From nuclear waste run-off to contested immigration policies, my stories tackle an interesting mix of topics that, at the core, share a similar thread: A person. Their story. And how it fits into the bigger picture.

When I’m not behind a computer or notepad, I can usually be found outside on a bike, in the woods, or doing crosswords in a park.

Thank you for visiting my online portfolio. Oh, and follow me on Twitter @alex_zee for newsy insights,  snarky quips, and the occasional shameless self-promotion.