Genevieve Belmaker is an award-winning journalist and travel guidebook author originally from Washington State. She is currently a Contributing Editor on Forests for Mongabay. Prior to that, she spent more than 10 years as a reporter and editor in New York City largely for The Epoch Times. She has covered assignments in the Middle East, Central America, and throughout the US. She been published by CNSNews.com, MediaShift, Images and Voices of Hope, Quill (the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists), The Poynter Institute, Harvard’s Nieman Reports, and others. She is an experienced features, analysis, and investigative reporter who regularly reports on breaking news, crime and criminal justice, gun violence, disaster recovery, and the journalism industry.