Katherine Gustafson

writer and editor



I write everything from tweets and blog posts to annual reports and grant applications.

As a journalist I have published a book, an e-book, and myriad articles and essays.

Here is a sampling of my work. Click on the images to see each piece.

Web stories on indigenous peoples and biocultural diversity

The Christensen Fund

I write feature-length web stories on topics such as biocultural education, native foodways, and indigenous land management practices

Web stories and landing pages on environmental issues

World Wildlife Fund

I wrote 42 web stories and pages for WWF’s website covering a wide range of topics, from protecting monarch butterflies to regulating arctic shipping

Blogging on small business

Intuit Small Business Blog

I contribute regularly on small-business topics, focusing on profiles of innovative and successful entrepreneurs

Book: Change Comes to Dinner

Macmillan, 2012

A smart and engaging look into America's food revolution. See more at www.changecomestodinner.com

e-Book: DC Insider’s Guide

for mobile devices

One native's take on what won't waste your time. See more at the iTunes store

Feature articles

I write stories and essays for various magazines, including Yes! Magazine, Amherst Magazine, and Johns Hopkins Magazine


My op-eds and essays have been published in various newspapers, including The Northwest Current, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Chronicle of Higher Education


The Christensen Fund

I write tweets for @christensenfund on issues of indigenous culture and biocultural diversity.

Consumer magazines

Washington Gas Company

I write content about green living and local business for each edition of Energy of the City magazine

Web articles / blogging

I have published a wide range of articles and blog posts on sites like  The Huffington Post, Slate, Civil Eats, and Yes! Magazine

Grant writing

I have written grant applications for a range of organizations and companies, including Conservation International, St. Bonaventure University, ORBIS, Nueva Vida, and Sappi Paper Company. The documents above are a sample proposal and a concept paper involving fictitious organizations.

Interactive web experience

The Christensen Fund

I composed the pop-up descriptions for the elements of this interactive teaching tool on biocultural landscapes

Annual report

Pro Mujer

I wrote the 2012-13 two-year annual report for Pro Mujer, a female-focused microfinance organization.