Elizabeth Gribkoff, Science Writing Research Assistant

Elizabeth Gribkoff, a Master’s candidate in MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing, supports ESI’s communications team. She develops easy-to-read explainers on topics in climate change for the MIT Climate Portal, and profiles ESI initiatives and students. 

Before coming to MIT, Elizabeth worked for two years as the energy and environment reporter at VTDigger, an investigative news site and Vermont’s largest newsroom. In that role, she covered everything from drinking water contamination to solar development. 

Before going into journalism, Elizabeth built trails in the Bay Area and researched bee pollination at blueberry farms. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish. When not writing, she can be found backpacking, climbing, and cross-country skiing.​