Brian Bienkowski is the editor of the Agents of Change program. Bienkowski holds a master’s degree in environmental journalism from Michigan State University and is the senior editor of Environmental Health News. He brings more than a decade of environmental reporting and editing experience. His work—focused on toxic exposures, climate change, and environmental justice—seeks to hold those in power accountable and address systemic injustice.
In addition, Bienkowski has led efforts to bolster science communication and literacy. He has worked with scientists from various environmental health disciplines on analyses and opinion articles designed for general audiences, and has lectured graduate-level classes on science communication.
His work has won awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and The Aronson Social Justice Journalism Awards.