Ian Morse is a journalist of natural resources currently in Seattle, WA, on the unceded, traditional lands of the Duwamish people. After graduating with a history and mathematics-economics double major in 2017, Ian turned down an offer to continue studying at a top-tier institution and chose to teach English in rural Indonesia through Fulbright. He stayed to report for Mongabay, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, The New York Times and others on natural disaster and extractive businesses in rural Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil and nickel ore. After almost three years there, he moved to Seattle and continues to investigate topics in Indonesia, report on science and the environment, and maintain a newsletter on the dirty mining behind clean energy, called Green Rocks. He attended high school in Germany, studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey and Cambridge, England, and speaks Indonesian and German. While at Lafayette, he was a finalist for the George Wharton Pepper Prize, won the history department’s Class of 1910 award, and was the managing editor for the Lafayette student paper.