Biography

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I started out as a conservation and ecotourism writer-photographer in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province in the mid-nineties. By the early 2000s my work had been published in leading magazines and books in South Africa, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.A.

After immigrating to the U.S. I landed a berth as a photojournalist on a Southern California newspaper where I also wrote the occasional feature article before I transitioned into the field of environmental communications. I have held writer, designer, and editor positions, and my work has been published by National Geographic News and Discover magazine along with a number of  universities and science institutes. I have also worked closely with NPR and PBS to disseminate marine, ocean and climate change research findings.

With a knack for storytelling, I have mastered the use of multimedia. I have also hosted an advanced science communication seminar for graduate students at the College William and Mary, and have instructed and mentored students and graduate fellows in the various disciplines involved. Their work has been published by Science Matters, NPR and on PBS, and they now work for outlets such as Science magazine, the AAAS and the World Resources Institute amongst others.

I  am a journeyman. But, my education includes an AA in Photography and Graphic Design, a BA ED with majors in Geography and Human Movement Science, and a MS in Environmental Studies with a specialization in Environmental Communications. I am a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the International Association for Environmental Communications, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Freelance Editors Association and the International Ecolinguistics Association.

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