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Jen Guyton

Although Jen is now a freelance photojournalist, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies and completed a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Her background in ecological science gives her a unique perspective on conservation storytelling. Jen is most interested in the interface between humans and nature, especially how changing landscapes influence human culture and societies, and vice versa. She's passionate about investigating how people and wildlife are adapting to our changing planet. In 2019, she completed a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, documenting the importance of resource hotspots for biodiversity.
Jen's work has been published in National Geographic, biographic, BBC Wildlife, and others. She has won awards in several competitions, including as a category winner in Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Jen is a National Geographic Explorer, a member of Women Photograph and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.