Zoë Carpenter is an award-winning magazine writer and an editor at The Nation. She has reported all over the United States and in Latin America for Rolling Stone, Narratively, Guernica, and other publications. Her work has been shortlisted for the Livingston Awards and the National Awards for Education Reporting, and supported by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. In 2018 her reporting on race and infant mortality received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.
Among other assignments, she’s reported from the U.S.-Mexico border on the separation of immigrant families; from Oklahoma on a legacy of nuclear poisoning; from Oregon during the Bundy brothers’ occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; from West Virginia on the opioid crisis; and from Tennessee on the aftermath of an immigration raid.
She grew up in the Tillamook Forest in northwestern Oregon, where it rains more than 90 inches a year.