Blaire Briody is an award-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Fast Company, and Glamour, among others. She’s currently working on a nonfiction book about the oil boom in North Dakota. The book was the 2016 finalist for the Lukas Work-in-Progress Award from Columbia Journalism School and Harvard’s Nieman Foundation, and she received the Richard J. Margolis Award for emerging journalists in 2014. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in international relations, and resides in Sonoma County, California. You can follow her at on Twitter, Facebook, or at blairebriody.com.