Compelling storytelling can inspire conservation action. I help identify and research timely stories for our media team to produce and ensure that they are engaging, scientifically accurate and culturally sensitive.
As a human who prefers most other species, especially birds, I hope that inspiring others to see the beauty in nature through art and science will help protect the landscapes and species that remain. A wise dog was my first great friend and role model other than my parents, and I enthusiastically IDed dogs on the streets of Singapore until I discovered birds. Books were my main introduction to nature, and they continue to be an inspiration and a refuge.
My love of books and birds has led to various antics including writing books about birds, leading birding trips on horseback, and sneaking bird carcasses into a Zambian jail for a scientific experiment. I am happiest exploring wild, wide open spaces in the company of birds, a good book, dog, and horse.
Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University
B.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University