Shoshi Parks
Shoshi Parks
Freelance Writer

freelance writer


I'm a San Francisco-based freelance travel and environment writer fascinated by the history, culture and geography of our world.

As a Ph.D. in Anthropology, I've been trained to observe and tell  unique stories. I'm especially interested in climate change and human impacts on the environment, particularly issues of access to food and water. 

Access samples of my work and check out my travels around the world through my Instagram feed below.



Is the U.S. Pine Nut Industry on the Brink of Extinction?

Civil Eats

In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture

YES! Magazine

San Francisco is Saving Water but Still Seeking Drought Solutions




The Curious Things You Can't Unsee at Djemma el Fna

Fodor's Travel


Brewers in the Pacific Northwest are Turning Christmas Trees into Beer


Hikes with Drinks: 5 Bay Area Trails that Have Bars at the End

7x7 Magazine


History & Culture

York Explored the West with Lewis and Clark, But His Freedom Wouldn't Come Until Decades Later

Smithsonian Magazine

Before DAPL, the Standing Rock Sioux Faced the Army Corps of Engineers


These Four Domestic Terrorists Held Hundreds of People Hostage in a Cave 750 Feet Underground




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