About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

Reader Interactions


  1. Keith Gorgas says

    When I taught boating safety courses, Julie would come and take assist in the training. Her dedication to safety has been consistent and remarkable, and she leaves large shoes for the next person to fill. Best wishes for your retirement.

  2. Jim Stinson says

    Congratulations Julie, you have made a great impact! What a wonderful career, the lives you have touched are beyond enumeration. Enjoy your hard earned retirement and may your sprinter van take you to wonderful new places!

  3. William Sullivan says

    I met Julie many years ago at the then Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center operated by DEC. She was a phenomenal educator, environmentalist and friend and the people of New York State are lucky to have her. Well done on an outstanding career from an outstanding person.

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