Stephanie Hanes is the Monitor's environment and climate change writer. After covering justice for both The Concord Monitor and The Baltimore Sun newspapers, she began writing for the Monitor as a correspondent from southern Africa in the mid 2000s. There, she took particular interest in the many intersections of development, conflict, conservation and culture. Her environmental reporting in Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and elsewhere led to her book, "White Man's Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden and other Myths of Conservation in Africa" (Henry Holt/Macmillan, 2017).
From the US, Hanes has written broadly on subjects ranging from climate and the environment to education, families, food and farming. She has been an Alicia Patterson fellow and a multiple-time grant recipient from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She holds teaching positions at Yale University's School of the Environment and The College of William & Mary.