As the the online natural history editor for National Geographic’s daily news website, I am the guru for anything animal. (My favorite? It’s a tie between the dung beetle and the coyote.)
In my free time, I travel—and often write about my adventures for the Washington Post. I’m happiest roaming abroad—I’ve been to more than 40 countries and reported from six continents, including Antarctica.
My Antarctica trip led to my first book, South Pole, which chronicles Robert Scott’s 1912 expedition to Antarctica. I am also the author of a National Geographic magazine special issue, “Science of the Supernatural Revealed,” published in 2015.
I co-founded and help administer the D.C. Science Writers Association’s Newsbrief Award, which recognizes excellence in short-form science journalism.
I have a masters degree in journalism with a specialty in environmental reporting from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an undergraduate degree in environmental science and policy from University of Maryland, College Park.
I love pretty much anything outdoors—especially downhill skiing, hiking, and cycling and visiting the many historical wonders of my home, Washington, D.C.
You can email me at rueparadis [at] gmail.com..