I’m a reporter currently based in New York.

My stories have been featured in The New York Times Magazine,Wired, Outside, Scientific American, Harper’s, and The Walrus, online at The New Yorker and Buzzfeed, as well as on the radio at Radiolab, Reply All, and Science Friday. I’ve worked as a regular contributor for The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian.com, 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.

I cover the unseen, underrepresented, or purposely obfuscated processes that transform our world, and am available for assignments and adventure: peterandreysmith [at] gmail [dot] com