Derek Moscato is assistant professor of journalism and public relations at Western Washington University. His research focuses on the confluence of strategic communication with global diplomacy and environmentalism. Moscato earned his Ph.D. in media studies at the University of Oregon. His dissertation, about the strategic communication strategies used by environmentalist activists against the KeystoneXL Pipeline project, was recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. His article "The Winding Road of Arctic Reality Television" was published by Arctic Relations.