Laura Paskus (2019)

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Laura Paskus has been writing about environment issues in New Mexico since 2002, when she began her journalism career at High Country News. Over the past 17 years, she's reported for magazines, newspapers, radio and public television. A former archaeologist and tribal consultant, she currently works for New Mexico Political Report, hosts a monthly show on New Mexico PBS, "Our Land: New Mexico's Environmental Past, Present and Future" and is a graduate student in the University of New Mexico's Geography and Environmental Studies Department. This year, she's finishing up a book for the University of New Mexico Press, "At the Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate." She's also mom to a 13-year old daughter, and a fan of feisty cattledogs.