Managing Editor 

Pam is a New Orleans-based editor and reporter focused on energy, environment and climate change. She was part of The New Orleans Times-Picayune team that published after Hurricane Katrina — efforts for which it was awarded two Pulitzer prizes — and covered the storm’s aftermath on the state’s oil and gas industry and electric utilities.


She served as an energy and environment editor at CQ Roll Call, and as a correspondent for Platts, where her work spanned from utility regulation to the BP oil spill. Most recently she was a deputy editor at Engineering News-Record, where she led and wrote multiple award-winning climate-related packages. Pam’s reporting has also appeared in HuffPost and the Guardian.




Deputy Editor

Miranda Green is based in Los Angeles, where she was most recently a freelance reporter covering California and the West. She has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post and The Atlantic, among others. She’s a recipient of a 2020 Economic Hardship Reporting Project grant and frequently appears as a commentator on news shows and podcasts. Previously, she reported from Washington, D.C., for seven years on the environment, climate change and politics, as a staff reporter for CNN, The Hill, The Daily Beast and Scripps News.



Investigative Reporter 

Mario Alejandro Ariza is an investigative reporter and a Dominican immigrant. You can find his byline in places like the South Florida Sun Sentinel, The New Republic, and The Atlantic. He wrote a book called Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe, which was published by Bold Type Books. His essays have been featured in The Believer and selected for Best American Essays. He lives in South Florida with two cats, a dog, and a sturdy pair of waterproof boots.



Investigative Reporter 

Sara is based in New Orleans, where she investigates the impact and influence of the oil and gas industry as part of a collaboration with two local outlets, The Lens and the Louisiana Illuminator. Sara has reported on environmental issues in the Gulf South for nearly a decade. She was a member of the reporting team that won the Society of Environmental Journalists’ top award for investigative reporting in 2020. She prepared herself for the high-stakes world of journalism by serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. During her off time, Sara enjoys riding bikes and exploring with her best four-legged friend, Goose.




Editorial Fellow 

Siri Chilukuri is based in Chicago, IL,  she was most recently an intern at the Better Government Association where she worked on a months-long investigation about how the city of Chicago failed public housing residents for decades. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, InStyle, VICE, Chicago Reader and more. She studied interdisciplinary science, as well as journalism and design, at The New School in New York.



Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Emily is an investigative environmental journalist with a decade of reporting experience in Washington, D.C. She was most recently the environment correspondent for the Guardian. She has written for Politico, E&E News and CQ Roll Call. Her work has also been published in The Arizona Republic, the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Houston Chronicle and Gannett newspapers. 

Emily has covered the White House, federal agencies, Congress, the courts, and electricity regulation, through the Obama and Trump administrations. She grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where her father works in the oil industry.


A bit about how we are funded and how we maintain editorial independence:

Floodlight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom supported by philanthropic grants from foundations and gifts from individuals. 

Floodlight is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and subscribes to its standards of editorial independence. We retain full authority over editorial content:

  • Our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

  • We do not accept charitable donations from anonymous sources or sources who present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

  • Floodlight may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. 

  • Floodlight will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year.



Sequoia Climate Fund

$100,000 - $200,000

Equation Campaign 

Heising-Simons Foundation 

$10,000 to $100,000

The Sunrise Project
Rockefeller Brothers Fund 

The Wilderness Society 

Tides Foundation

$5,000 - $10,000

Society of Environmental Journalists
Sonjia Smith