I'm an ecologist with a passion for wildlife conservation and communicating nature. I believe that art -- whether it's film, photography, writing, or something else -- has the power to persuade and motivate. That makes it crucial for protecting our wild places.
I'm a National Geographic Explorer and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. I have a masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where I'm currently pursuing my PhD. Before that, I earned a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies with an emphasis in Communicating Conservation in a Developing World from the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. I've traveled on three continents, including four years traveling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa. I'm now studying mammal ecology and conservation in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.