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“MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD IS WITH THE OUTDOORS FIRST.”

Stephanie Pearson is an accomplished writer and outdoorswoman known for her ability to capture detail and depth in her storytelling. Her wide range of assignments include reporting on a Mount Everest summit while spending a month at Base Camp, meditating with Tibetan Buddhist Scholar Bob Thurman in Bhutan, and creating a real-time, online science curriculum for students around the globe while traveling through Australia and Latin America. Pearson covers travel, the environment, science, gear, and outdoor sports for leading publications.

Pearson’s lifelong love for the outdoors began in northern Minnesota, where she grew up and currently resides. Lake Superior, Lake Vermilion, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ground her, but Pearson is equally drawn to the mountains and wide-open spaces of the Southwest, where she lived for two decades.

Her professional career started in 1995, shortly after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. Her writing talent and passion for the outdoors was quickly recognized by Outside magazine, leading to a 12-year position on the magazine’s editorial staff.

In addition to her work with Outside, 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” series and “Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine.”

Pearson inspires active participation in the world through award-winning coverage. In-depth research on a topic, person, or place anchors the facts and reporting in the field adds color and texture. This results in multiple black Moleskine notebooks that eventually transform into a rich feature.

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