“MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD IS WITH THE OUTDOORS FIRST.”
Stephanie Pearson shares insightful, well-researched stories. Her assignments have included reporting on a Mount Everest summit, meditating with Tibetan Buddhist Scholar Bob Thurman in Bhutan, and creating a real-time, online science curriculum for middle-school students while traveling through Australia and Latin America. Pearson covers travel, the environment, gear, and outdoor sports for leading publications.
Pearson’s love for the outdoors began in northern Minnesota, where she grew up and currently resides. The cyclist, mountain biker, and skier is equally drawn to the mountains and wide-open spaces of the Southwest, where she lived for 18 years.
In 1995, after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Pearson began her career at Outside magazine, which evolved into various editorial staff positions over 13 years. She’s currently a contributing editor to the National Magazine Award-winning publication.
Pearson has also written for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, CNN, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, Minnesota Monthly, and more. Her features have been anthologized in “The Best American Travel Writing” and “Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine.”