Alex is an environmental educator, science communicator and conservation photographer. Science has always been her first love, but she has the heart of an artist.
Alex's photography aims to tell science stories with heart, offering a connection point to people searching to deepen their understanding and appreciation of nature. Often portraying threatened wildlife and landscapes, her work explores the varying relationships between humanity and the natural world.
She fell in love with communicating science in college. Her undergraduate degree was in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology, and while on a tropical ecology study abroad trip to Nicaragua, new camera in hand, she discovered the power of photography in engaging broader audiences with science-in-action.
Alex earned her Master of Science in environmental education, during which time she honed her photography skills as a field assistant to National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward Jr., whose work promotes conservation of wildlife and wild lands in Florida. As a 6th generation Floridian herself, being able to create images that showcased the beauty and fragility of the wild places in her home state lit a fire in her heart to leverage her photography for the benefit of disappearing wildlife and wild spaces.
Each project she take on, from photographing endangered bats with Virginia Tech to threatened manatees in the Florida springs, allows for a new opportunity to make a heart connection between the viewer and the wild thing in need of protection.
Alex currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
“The Anthropocene Age of Extinction” 2017 Winter, From The Field, Writing, EcoTheo Review
Morrison, A. J. (2018). Exploring student impressions of conservation photographs: A potential strategy for classroom environmental education (Master’s thesis). ProQuest.