Amanda Little is a professor of journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University and a columnist for Bloomberg, where she writes about the environment, agriculture and innovation. Professing a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds, Little spent three years traveling through a dozen countries and as many U.S. states in search of answers to the what we will eat in a bigger and hotter world.
Her recent TED Talk, based on the book, has more than one million views. She also wrote the book Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy. Little has published her reporting and commentary in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Magazine, NewYorker.com, and elsewhere.
A former columnist for Outside magazine and Grist.org, she is a recipient of the Nautilus Book Award, a Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society for Environmental Journalists, and the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.
A graduate of Brown University, Little is the founder and director of Kidizenship, a non-partisan youth civics platform for teens and tweens.