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.


Travel & Food & Drink

This Ancient Mayan Ceremonial Liquor Is Finding Its Way to a Bar Near You


To Capture the Terroir of San Francisco, One Distiller is Making Vodka with Fog


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

Fodor's Travel


History & Culture

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

Smithsonian Magazine

How Deaf Children in Nicaragua Created a New Language

Atlas obscura

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




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




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