I'm Hunter Pauli, a Montana-based freelance investigative reporter and writer. In 2017 I won 1st place awards for enterprise reporting and education reporting in the Montana Better Newspaper Contest for my work in the Montana Standard in Butte.

While studying journalism at the University of Montana, I worked my way up to managing editor of the student newspaper, the Montana Kaimin. In 2015 I was the senior editor of Montana Journalism Review's cover story, and wrote the cover story for the 2016 edition of the Montana Native News Project.

I also wrote a column, The Western Cannon, which won a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, a Sam Reynolds Excellence in Editorial Writing Award, and a Mendacious Little Bastard Award twice in a row.

Before heading down the tumultuous path of higher education, I spent two years serving in AmeriCorps for the National Civilian Community Corps and Washington Conservation Corps doing disaster relief and environmental remediation in Sacramento, Catalina Island, New Orleans, Nashville, Baton Rouge and Seattle.

I like independent video games, reading above my level, '70s sci-fi films, thrifting at profit, public transportation, and going to the park.