Associate Editor, High Country News
Sarah Gilman, associate editor for High Country News and a 2002 Westie, met with us at the HCN headquarters in Paonia, Colorado. Sarah first came to HCN as an intern when she was 24, after various other endeavors such as working on a trail crew, conducting biology research, and working as a journalist for the Aspen Daily News. After her internship at HCN, she stayed on and eventually moved up to her current editorial position. She says that she loves being an editor because it allows her to explore a wide range of “schizophrenic interests” and share important information with the wider public. Sarah had much to tell us about the history, mission, and readership of HCN, as well as insights into journalism in general and environmental journalism specifically. By the time we left, Sarah had converted more than a few of us into aspiring HCN interns.
By Nevé Baker