Gemina Garland-Lewis is a biologist, photographer, and vagabond. Originally from southwestern Wisconsin, she grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and received her degree in Biology from Colgate University in 2008. Following graduation, she completed a year of independent study and exploration through the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. During this year she visited seven countries to learn about different cultural values towards whales and whaling, from which she produced a book of photojournalism, "Once Upon a Watson" http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1122667
). She currently works as a trip leader and photography teacher for high school students with National Geographic Student Expeditions, leading in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Italy, and Tanzania. Her photography has been published in Nikon and Photographer's Forum Best of College Photography, "Whaling in the Faial" by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the National Geographic Student Expeditions catalog, Colgate University's alumni magazine, and is on permanent display in the Museu dos Baleeiros in Lajes do Pico, the Azores. This past spring Gemina was awarded a National Geographic Young Explorer's Grant for her photojournalism project entitled "Baleeiros: The Unknown Stories of Azorean Whalers," for which she completed her work during July and August of 2012. She has experience in 27 countries across six continents, and currently resides in Boston, MA where she is working on her Masters degree in Conservation Medicine at Tufts University. For further information, please contact Gemina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Photos from Gemina's NG Young Explorer's Grant are now here! Follow Gemina's project online at http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/author/ggarlandlewis/
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