Kasey Cordell oversees the front-of-the-book sections, Front Range and Scene, and writes and edits service features, departments, and narrative stories. The Oregon native joined 5280 in 2013 after stints at Boulder’s Daily Camera, National Geographic Adventure, and Portland Monthly magazine, where she helped the publication earn nearly 20 City and Regional Magazine and Society of Professional Journalists award nominations. Her story about sexual assault in the military, “The Hidden War,” won the SPJ’s 2011 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Competition for social issues reporting. An avid traveler and athlete, Cordell also writes about travel, the outdoors, and adjusting to life at altitude on 5280.com. Her writing has also appeared in Monocle, Yoga Journal, and other publications. Cordell studied psychology as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College and holds two master’s degrees: one in Irish studies from Queen’s University Belfast and another in journalism from the University of Colorado.