Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside magazine. After earning her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she served on Outside‘s editorial staff for 12 years. Pearson has also logged many hours in the field. As the science writer for a team led by explorer Dan Buettner, she traveled across Australia and Latin America to help create a real-time, online curriculum for 50,000 secondary school students. From Mount Everest base camp she reported a successful summit bid sponsored by Hanesbrands, Inc.stephanie

Pearson’s assignments have taken her to Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, South America, and North America. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing and has also appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Wired, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Lonely Planet books,,, Travel +, and others. View her latest features here: Portfolio.

Unsure exactly where home is, Pearson splits her time between northern Minnesota and Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Recent Posts

Viral Fear

The Ebola virus has devastated a tiny corner of West Africa, but the entire continent is feeling the economic fallout

Outside, March 2015

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