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I live in Seattle with my family, and have a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Washington for research I did on Magellanic penguins in Argentina (which you can read about in much greater detail here, or, if you’re a real glutton for punishment, here, here, here, and here). These days I write mostly about animals and the environment, which is to say I spend a lot of time worrying about how humans are or are not willing to share the planet with its nonhuman denizens. The photo above is of me and one such denizen, a cute but rather terrified deer mouse on the Pumice Plain at Mount St. Helens. (I’m the one on the right.)

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