Rebecca Beitsch writes about energy and environment for Stateline. Previously she covered state government in Missouri and North Dakota, writing about the intersection of politics and policy for NewsRadio KMOX, the Columbia Missourian, and the Bismarck Tribune. In North Dakota, her writing won statewide journalism awards. Recently, she was a participant in the National Press Foundation’s Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship. Beitsch served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama, where she taught English to 450 students, ranging from kindergarten to ninth grade, in a remote mountain village. She graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and political science.