Haley Bowling is a writer, editor, and science communicator working to make equitable climate hope a reality. As the principal writer and managing editor at Project Drawdown, Haley helps lead the organization’s work to translate complex climate solutions into unforgettable, Earth-changing stories for audiences around the world. She partners with a growing team of colleagues and collaborators to expand the organization’s solutions storytelling and center diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in every step of its outreach.
Before joining Project Drawdown, Haley spent more than six years at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. As both a communications manager and interim director, she led science, sustainability, education, and aquarium PR for a world-renowned natural history museum and research institution with nearly two million annual visitors. Haley spent years training institutional thought leaders to write, speak, and act with an eye on the future, and occasionally helped aquarium biologists feed shrimp popsicles to giant Pacific octopuses.
Prior to her time at the Academy, Haley worked on California ocean policy at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and trained with editorial wizards at Sunset—a 123-year-old lifestyle magazine focused on the West.
A lifelong Californian, Haley split her childhood between the agricultural suburbs of Fresno and soaring peaks of Yosemite Valley. She became a longtime Bay Area resident when attending Stanford University, where she earned a BA in human biology with a focus on environmental science, policy, and law. Stanford’s nature-focused programs in Australia, Washington D.C., and Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake convinced Haley to dedicate her life to the protection and celebration of the natural world.
Outside of work, Haley can be found reading, hiking, texting with loved ones, drinking tea, swimming in ice-cold lakes, and lounging with her cat Sugar. She and her partner live in Palo Alto with their toddler—and growing climate feminist—Lucy Moon.