Karin Klein is a former editorial writer who covered education, environment, food and science. She was the 2006-07 winner of the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writers and a 2012 Logan Environmental Journalism fellow. She leads interpretive hikes as a volunteer naturalist and is the author of the 2010 book “50 Hikes in Orange County." Klein has worked at The Times since 1989. She attended Wellesley College and UC Berkeley and is an adjunct professor of journalism at Chapman University. She left The Times in 2015.