Sharon Udasin is a Boulder-based journalist, with specialties in environment, water and energy. For the 2019-2020 academic year, she was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism. Sharon came to Boulder after nearly a decade in Israel, where she spent many years as the environment and energy reporter for The Jerusalem Post, prior to taking on a science writing position at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her work has also appeared in a variety of outlets, such as The Colorado Sun, National Geographic News, The Jewish Chronicle, The NY Jewish Week, Hadassah Magazine and Condé Nast Traveller. Sharon was honored by The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership and the Pratt Foundation for her comprehensive work in Israeli environmental journalism in 2012, at a ceremony held in May 2013. In addition, she enjoyed the opportunity to teach Professional English for Media Studies to undergraduate students at the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, in both 2015 and 2017.
Prior to her move to Israel, Sharon was a staff writer at The NY Jewish Week for nearly three years. She earned her MSc from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008 and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Sharon grew up in New Jersey. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children, as well as running, hiking, reading and painting.