Ecology + Justice + Culture in the American South

Our team

Our Team

Lyndsey Gilpin
Founder + Editor-in-Chief

Lyndsey Gilpin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Southerly. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and now based in Durham, N.C., she is a reporter and editor who has covered climate change, energy, environmental justice all over the U.S. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Vice, The Daily Beast, CityLab, Undark, High Country News, The Washington Post, Hakai, The Atlantic, Grist, Outside, and InsideClimate News. She earned her master’s degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Read more here.

Contact Lyndsey: lgilpin [at]

Ko Bragg
Contributing Editor

Ko Bragg is Southerly’s contributing editor. Now based in New Orleans, she most identifies as a “northern southerner” having grown up from rural Virginia to New Jersey to Mississippi, which is also her ancestral homeland. She is a general assignment reporter for The 19th. Ko’s work has also appeared in Scalawag, The Appeal, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. She served as a mentor for Press On’s inaugural Freedomways Reporting Fellowship for movement journalists in the South. Follow her on Twitter.

Pitch Ko at pitch [at]


Carly Berlin
Gulf Coast Correspondent


Carly Berlin is Southerly’s Gulf Coast correspondent, covering the region from Texas to Florida. Originally from Atlanta, she now works as a freelance journalist, essayist, and educator in New Orleans. Carly’s work has appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Scalawag, Down East Magazine, The Guardian, and more. She has covered a range of issues, from labor rights to housing inequity to climate change. Read more of her work here, or follow her on Twitter.

Contact Carly: berlincarly [at]

Cameron Oglesby
Editorial Assistant

Cameron Oglesby is Southerly’s editorial assistant working on social media, graphic design, marketing, and more. She is a multimedia communicator and proponent for diverse and creative avenues for environmental justice awareness and public conservation education. Cameron is a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar and is an undergraduate at Duke University studying environmental science and policy, earth and ocean science, and policy journalism and media studies. She is currently living in Midlothian, Virginia and has produced content for the Duke Chronicle, 9th Street Journal, and newsrooms in Queensland. She is also a Reporting Intern for Environmental Health News and was an Editorial Intern for Grist and Climate and Culture Editorial Fellow for The Wilderness Society. More about Cameron here.