Work with Me

Have a project to discuss or product to promote? I’d love to hear from you! I am always interested in working with like-minded individuals and organizations. I’m open to working with anyone looking to promote seafood consumption, sustainable fishing practices (both for wild-caught and ethically farm-raised seafoods) and the health of our oceans. I also work with organizations to help promote products inline with a healthy lifestyle. Get in touch: Shauna@SeafoodIsTheNewBlack.com

A little bit about me … Over the years I’ve written about everything from Cameros to the PGA to Gun Control—and just about everything in between. Although I consider myself a non-niche journalist, I have a passion for the sea and write a lot about ocean-related topics … sustainable fishing practices, the emerging and ever-changing aquaculture industry, where to  find the best seafood, beach destinations and just about anything that has to do with coconut. I mean it is a tropical fruit. Er, um, I mean nut. Or do I?  

I’ve worked with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the Seafood Watch program at Monterey Bay Aquarium, Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association, McDonald’s Corporation, and the Marine Stewardship Council among others. I have had the pleasure to interview renowned sustainable seafood champion Barton Seaver, host of ABC’s The Chew, Michael Symon, Iron Chef Mario Rizzotti, Dante Mondavi, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, as well as other celebrity chefs and lesser-known chefs from all over the world who are trying to make a difference by demanding sustainable seafood be served in their restaurants.

In addition to my blog, I freelance for a number of organizations including The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, MapQuest Travel, the national news group U.S. News & World Report and others. Previously, I also served as managing editor for a James Beard Award-Winning publication, Edible Indy. While there, the piece I co-authored on the state of school lunches was one of five national finalists for the 2017 Edible Community “Best Social Issue” article.

A small sampling of my published works can be found on my portfolio. Who knows, maybe we can work together some day.

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… just a few of the things I’m working on …

Getting More Seafood into YOUR Diet: and everyone’s else’s diets too
Everyone knows they are supposed to eat seafood fro their health, but a lot of Americans don’t know how to pick it out in the grocery, how to prepare it at home, let alone what to order in a restaurant. The articles I write and the conventions I speak at aim to teach people why eating seafood is important, as well as give tips on how to get more seafood into their diets.

Suckless in the States
Plastic straws suck. Literally. I commend Seattle for going suckless and hope oneday soon, all of the U.S. will follow suit and get rid of plastic straws altogether—just as they are working to do in the U.K.

Stop Single-Use Water Bottle Usage
Americans love convenience. But hey, single use water bottles are just plain stupid. Stop using them. STOP. But a disposable water bottle, save the mermaids, save the oceans, save our future!

Best Seafood in the Midwest … but first, Indianapolis
Sounds like an impossible task, but I’m diligently compiling a comprehensive guide for where the best seafood “lives” here in the landlocked region. Specifically I’m working with restaurants and chefs for a “Get Your Seafood Here” guide: want to be included? Great. Get in touch me, Shauna@SeafoodIsTheNewBlack.com, or fill out my contact form … BUT know this, I only include seafood that’s traceable … that, and it has to taste good too! Right now I’m finishing the greater Indianapolis guide so if you’re a purveyor, or know someone who is, of excellent seafood then please, reach out. I’d love to hear from you and schedule a time to visit the establishment.

School Lunches
Let’s be honest, most school lunches suck. But they don’t have to … and quite frankly, it doesn’t make any sense. Why is it that our children are asked to eat frozen foods and far-from-nutritious foods that come from God only knows where, when not far from school grounds are farm lands and retailers selling fresh produce, nitrate-free meats and delicious lunch options??