I am a wildlife biologist and author working full time for the Wildlife Conservation Society as their Russia & Northeast Asia Coordinator, a task that includes owls, tigers, and migratory waterbirds across Asia.
My work takes from from the tundra of Alaska and northeast Russia to the coastal mudflats of Thailand and Cambodia. In addition, I am one of the world’s foremost experts on Blakiston’s fish owl.
My other writings, scientific research, and photographs have been featured by the BBC World Service, the New York Times, The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, and Audubon Magazine, among others.
2021: PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
2020: longlist, National Book Award for Nonfiction
2020: The Times (of London) Nature Book of the Year
2020: Multiple “Best Books of 2020” lists, including New York Times, NPR, Smithsonian, etc.
2020: Early Career Alumni Award, University of Minnesota
2017: Special Achievement Award, International Festival of Owls