Nika joined us in June 2017, bringing with her nearly a decade of experience as a writer and editor focusing on environmental justice. At the Strategy Center, she manages our online presence, from websites to social media. She also works on media outreach, assists with development, and works on messaging and outreach materials for our environmental health and sustainable economy work.
As a journalist, she reported on environmental health stories close to home and in far-flung locales: from indigenous communities facing health impacts from tar sands mining in Alberta, Canada, to the prevalence of PCBs in public schools in the U.S. In all her work, she seeks to highlight the human stories related to toxic chemicals in our environment.
Previously, Nika was a staff writer and assistant editor at the progressive news site Common Dreams. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance writer, editor, and German translator after graduating with an MFA in nonfiction writing and literary translation from Columbia University in 2015. She received a BA in comparative literature from Oberlin College in 2009.
When not in the office, Nika can most often be found in her beloved backyard garden in Bath, Maine, where she is currently working on growing as many native Maine wildflowers as she can.
nbeauchamp [at] ourhealthyfuture.org (Nika Beauchamp)