Alexis Petru

Journalist & Communications Consultant
San Francisco, California
Freelance writer and communications consultant specializing in sustainability and environmental issues


Alexis Petru

AP Style
Environmental Outreach
Local Government PR

I've always had two passions - writing and sustainability.

Prior to working as a freelance writer, I was a staff reporter for the environmental website Earth911 and wrote a regular column on local environmental issues for 11 news websites in the San Francisco Peninsula area. My work has also appeared at Huffington Post, TriplePundit, Parent.Co, Scary Mommy and Offbeat Families.

Before I was an environmental reporter and communications consultant, I coordinated environmental programs and conducted outreach campaigns for various Bay Area cities and counties for seven years. I have a degree in cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley.

While sustainability is my area of expertise, I am equally comfortable writing about other topics: Throughout my career, I have learned to explain complicated environmental problems in simple, easy-to-digest language – a skill that I harness when approaching non-environmental issues.