Louise Sarant began her journalism career covering the Egyptian revolution for Al-Masry Al-Youm, a Cairo newspaper, before establishing and leading the country's first dedicated environmental news desk. As chief environment editor, she led a young team there, before moving on to Mada Masr, a new independent news outlet in 2013. Amid serious political flux, she and her colleagues tried to carve out space for pressing water, agriculture, pollution, energy and wildlife stories. Since then, Louise led and coordinated the Cairo Climate Talks, a German government-funded scheme to bring environmental actors together, while also contributing regular long-form features on pan-regional environmental issues to Nature Magazine and its Middle Eastern affiliate, Nature Middle East. She also consults for the likes of ICARDA, RCREEE, and UNDP. She is currently finishing up a Master's in Food Security and Development in Rome.