Alex Fox is an intern in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. His science journalism has appeared in Nature, Science, The San Jose Mercury News, and Mongabay. He recently completed the graduate program in Science Communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has a post-baccalaureate certificate in ecology from Columbia University and a B.A. in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. This fall he will serve as the onboard science communicator for a two month oceanographic expedition travelling from Alaska to Tahiti.