Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown misspent her youth as a professional musician and then became a journalist. Based in the Willamette Valley, she writes about science and environmental issues including climate, chemical regulation, radiation exposure, microbiology, and other subjects. Her work has appeared in Inside Science, Scientific American, Science, High Country News, Pacific Standard, Environmental Health Perspectives, and elsewhere. She is also the author of what has been called the “definitive history” of the popular music scene in late 1960s Portland.