- Position Title
Photo Media Intern
- Field Site Name
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska
- Dream Job
1) Adventure photography and/or cinematography a la Tyler Stableford’s work, or 2) Working as a research scientist on better understanding the brain and applying that understanding to developing better artiﬁcial intelligence and computing, or 3) Applying engineering principles to develop faster, safer, and more eco-friendly forms of transportation and power production that use renewable forms of energy
- If I could pass a law…
I would make it an extremely high priority to change the way America moves around. Fossil-fuel-driven automobiles are slow, unsafe, unhealthy, and they change the world’s climate in a way inconsistent with its natural cycles. Cities should be redesigned to facilitate walking, cycling, and metro and commuter rail, and new technologies, such as maglev trains, should be investigated and developed for inter-city travel.
- The person who inspires me post is…
Neil deGrasse Tyson
- If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
A bird. Being able to soar into the air to go anywhere, and on my own energy, too, would be just about the coolest thing ever.
- Most memorable outdoor moment
Helping nine younger kids to summit Truchas Peak (13,102’) from a ~10,000 camp, thus having them realize what they were capable of doing.
- Favorite Song
Uprising by Muse
Get up and go. But take each day slowly — there are a limited number of them.
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? The beauty I’ve experienced in wilderness areas inspires in me a very strong reverence for the outdoors. It’s very special and important to me to preserve certain areas in the same way that they have been for thousands of years so that I and others after me can enjoy seeing them in their natural state. It’s also very important, especially in a place like Alaska, for practices such as subsistence hunting and ﬁshing to be able to continue. Certain remote communities depend on living off the land for food and resources, and it is important that they have that land reserved for them.