In short, I am freelance reporter in New York exploring the unseen, underrepresented, or purposely obfuscated processes that transform our world.
My stories have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Harper’s, Scientific American, Wired, New York, Modern Farmer, Gastronomica, and The Walrus, online at The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Al Jazeera America, Fast Company, and The Atlantic, and on the radio at Radiolab, Reply All, and Science Friday. I’ve also worked as a regular contributor for The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian.com and as an editor at GOOD, Maine magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor.
I grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, where I studied the effects of Ginkgo biloba and jumped off cliffs into freshwater streams. Since then, I’ve done everything from working on dairy farms in New Zealand to foraging for ulmaria and konbu near Brookings, Oregon. I once traveled the Caribbean on the 150-foot oil refueling vessel between the port of San Juan and Gallow’s Bay, St. Croix. This is my first website.
Available for assignments and adventure: peterandreysmith [at] gmail [dot] com