Sarah Shemkus is a freelance journalist based outside of Boston. She covers business, food, sustainability, and the places where these topics intersect. She is fascinated by how a society expresses its values through what its members buy, drive, and eat. As a reporter for the Energy News Network she covers energy policy issues in Massachusetts, examining issues related to the state's transition to clean energy. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, TheAtlantic.com, Salon, and many other publications.