About

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I am an environmental journalist & storyteller originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin. I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to travel and live in communities around the world. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Sustainable Development and a minor in Anthropology, spent a year living in Kiribati on a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, and in 2017 completed my MSJ as a Comer Scholar for Environmental Reporting at Medill/Northwestern University. I’m trained in science communications and solutions journalism and am especially interested in international development. I hope to share stories that can generate impact, discussion, and change.

In the News:

Kultura Magazine Profile: Janice Cantieri: Fulbright National Geographic Fellow Discusses the Importance of Responsible Storytelling

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow Janice Cantieri

Green Dreamer Podcast with Kamea Chayne Episode 96: How to inspire a more peaceful and connected world through responsible storytelling ft. Janice Cantieri

Solutions Journalism Network: 11 A++ Solutions Stories from our Travel Fund Grantees

Solutions Journalism Network: Five Pitches that Became Solutions Stories

Cooler Earth Podcast: Sand, Salt + Sea Level Rise

UYD Podcast with Tayo Rockson: Reclaiming Culture in Kiribati and Fiji with Janice Cantieri

Washington University 2015: Where others see crisis, student journalist Cantieri sees hope

Education | Experience

Freelance Writing

My writing has been published with National Geographic, The Narwhal, Atmos Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, Empower Magazine, The British Columbian Quarterly, the Social Justice News Nexus, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. I have received grants and fellowships from the Pulitzer Center, the Solutions Journalism Network, and Fulbright.

Northwestern University Medill Graduate School of Journalism

Comer Scholar for Environmental Reporting 2017

Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellow

Kiribati and Fiji 2015-2016

Washington University in St. Louis 

BA International Sustainable Development Studies, Anthropology, Cum Laude 2015

Outstanding Honors Thesis in International and Area Studies

Student Fellow & Visiting Lecturer: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

I was a Student Fellow with the Pulitzer Center in 2014 and reported on adaptation to climate change in the Central Pacific island nation of Kiribati. In 2017 I traveled to Doha, Qatar, to present on climate change and Kiribati at Northwestern University in Qatar with the Pulitzer Center.

Resident Intern:The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods

I was a resident intern at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, a writing retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains. I helped facilitate weekly open mic nights, helped around the property, and began producing a larger writing project from my time on the Kiribati islands.

Contact Me:

Email: janice@janicecantieri.com

Phone: 262.893.8718

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