Ms Larson is a journalist focused on international environmental issues. Her reporting has brought her throughout China, as well to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, among other publications. In 2007 she received the "Excellence in Craft" prize from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She has been a visiting fellow at the School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, and the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated with a BA in English literature from Stanford University, where her journalism career began as the international wire editor for Stanford Daily.Ms Larson has written extensively about China's emerging environmental movement, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the lingering aftermaths of the Cambodian genocide, and the politics of climate change in the United States. She is particularly interested in chronicling the efforts of scientists and advocates searching for environmental solutions, and has many times muddied her boots following Asia's leading environmentalists to farflung meteorological stations, dam sites, wind farms, and endangered rivers.