Based in Fort Collins, Colorado (the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and Peoples), Alex is a climate change adaptation specialist, photographer, and educator who works across North America, Asia, and the Pacific. From documenting illegally trafficked products of the wildlife trade to supporting governments and communities in adapting and building resilience to climate change, he has honed a unique skill set and approach to science-informed storytelling, climate change resilience, and empowering youth on their journey to create a better world. His passion for connecting with people, places, and stories have taken him to over 25 countries documenting the interactions between the environment and human lives, and supporting solutions that work for both. He currently works as a Climate Adaptation and Resilience Associate at the Cadmus Group. He has contributed to a variety of publications including the American Scholar, The New Yorker Climate Crisis Newsletter, and Grist; and his collaborations include the IUCN, the Commission on Environmental Cooperation, the U.S. Department of Defense, Adaptation International, and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, among others. He has led two student expeditions to Nepal, and he is returning for his third year as an instructor of climate communications at the Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit. Alex also loves music and stays active as a jazz pianist in Northern Colorado.