Abby N. Wallace

Freelance Science Reporter

United States

I am a D.C.-based environmental reporter and graduate student at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. I'm pursuing a Master's in Multiplatform Journalism and am a Howard Center for Investigative Journalism Fellow at the university.

For reporting experiences, I completed internships with the National Geographic Society and the Investigative Reporting Workshop. For my graduate assistantship, I conduct document-based research for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. I am also currently working at Capital News Service as a dual Audience Engagement & Analytics Editor and Science Reporter.

In 2021, I graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and double minors in Sustainability and Journalism & Mass Communications. I have pieces published through Planet Forward.

I studied marine and wildlife conservation in Tanzania, Kenya, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. At Reykjavík University in Iceland, I studied clean energy and climate change. In my free time, I enjoy audio engineering podcasts, reading, writing, and practicing my photography skills. I also enjoy scuba diving and am a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

I believe in the power of storytelling as a means of accessible, inclusive education.



Capital News Service
Endangered Species Act at 50: wins, losses and controversy

WASHINGTON - Marking its 50th anniversary this year, the federal Endangered Species Act is credited as one of U.S. history's most effective environmental conservation laws. Created to preserve declining species populations and their native ecosystems, the law has reversed the path to extinction for 99% of species under its protection, according to the World Wide Fund.


Capital News Service
Need a new way to relax? Try birding.

AUDIO STORY — Birdwatching, or birding, is considered one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the country. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, about 45 million Americans participate in the hobby. Many people first picked up birding during the COVID-19 pandemic and discovered a new passion while restricted to their homes or trying to stay isolated outdoors.

A tiny D.C. garden gives back to the community

CODED WEBSITE FOR STORY — A look inside one student-run garden growing crops to feed the hungry. As the temperature rises and the sun stays out longer, many city residents want to get outside and enjoy nature. Urban gardens are more popular than ever. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, around 800 million people practice urban agriculture all over the world.


Getting Green in a D.C. Campus Garden

As the semester ends, George Washington University students decompress by volunteering at the campus GroW Community Garden. The GroW Garden is half a block long on H Street NW in Foggy Bottom, D.C. During a cool Sunday afternoon on April 23, 2023, the garden co-managers and volunteers prepare the beds and begin planting blueberry bushes.