Stephanie Pearson

Local Experts: Santa Fe, Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience covering travel, science, the outdoors, and gear. After earning her master’s degree in journalism, she served on Outside's editorial staff for 12 years. Early in her career, Stephanie logged many hours in the field. As the science writer for a team led by National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, she traveled across Australia and Latin America to help create a real-time, online curriculum for 50,000 secondary school students. From the Mount Everest base camp, she reported a successful summit bid sponsored by Hanesbrands, Inc. Stephanie has also written stories for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, Minnesota Monthly, CNN, Travel + Leisure, Discovery, and others. Her assignments have taken her to Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, South America, and throughout North America. She currently splits her time between the lakes of northern Minnesota and the mountains of the Southwest.

• 20+ years of experience covering science, the outdoors, and travel
• Contributing editor at Outside
• Won four Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation
• Three of her Outside stories have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing

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