As a freelance journalist, I’ve reported from nearly every continent, covering everything from the effects of climate change on mental health in the Arctic to the changing tides of livelihoods in the Chesapeake Bay.

I’m the D.C. correspondent for ArcticToday, where I cover climate change, geopolitics, gender and more in the circumpolar North. I reported from the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland in 2018 and 2019.

My articles, essays and reviews have also been published by The Washington PostThe Guardian, WiredThe AtlanticPacific Standard, Outside, The New Republic, NPR, STAT News, PBS NewsHour, The Toast, Catapult, Vice, Gizmodo, Slate, USA Today, Washingtonian, Maryland Life, Delaware State News, and elsewhere; and I have appeared on CNN and Feature Story News. My fiction has been published by District Lines, Magical: An Anthology, and Abundant Grace. I’m also a contributor to Book Riot.


I am at work on a nonfiction anthology about premature birth, represented by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency.

I reported on health and gender in Rwanda in 2019 on a reporting fellowship with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

As a journalism fellow with the GroundTruth Project in 2015-16, I reported first on the Paris climate agreement and then on the relationship between climate change and mental health in the Scandinavian and Canadian Arctic. One of those articles, for Pacific Standard, was selected as a Notable mention in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019.

Previously, I worked as a program manager and communications director at the International Reporting Project (IRP), and before that I was an assistant editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

I received my bachelor’s degree in English and linguistics from Georgetown University, and my master’s degree in writing from the Johns Hopkins University. As an alumna, I also helped teach science policy for Hopkins’ graduate science writing program in June 2019.

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If you have any ideas, comments, links, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at MelodyASchreiber [at] gmail.com or contact me through any of the social networks you see to the right.

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