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Patrick Shea

Environmental Reporter

Patrick Shea is an environmental reporter at Interlochen Public Radio. Before joining IPR, he worked a variety of jobs in conservation, forestry, prescribed fire and trail work. He earned a degree in natural resources from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and his interest in reporting grew as he studied environmental journalism at the University of Montana's graduate school.

During graduate school, Patrick worked as a freelance reporter. He's published stories with Energy News Network, Earth Island Journal, The Progressive, Native News Online and more.

Since returning to the Great Lakes, Patrick has been working IPR's environmental beat, with a special focus on the Points North podcast. His science background helps inform the questions he asks as a reporter, and he's grateful to the IPR news staff for their guidance and expertise as audio storytellers.