Melissa Cronin

Melissa Cronin is a Bay Area-based writer and Ph.D. Student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz.

Stories By Melissa Cronin

A Whaleship Full of Cannibals (Who Happen to Be My Family)

My parents love the tale of how our ancestors’ whaling ship capsized, turning the crew into cannibals. As an environmental reporter, there’s no story I dread hearing more.

The Rat Hunters of New York

The city that never sleeps is home to untold millions of four-legged vermin. Richard Reynolds and his band of bloodthirsty terriers are determined to sniff them out one-by-one.