ALLISON HEGAN’s appreciation for the natural world was founded at an early age on an overdose of public television’s program Nature and family trips to America’s national parks. She later solidified her interest in conservation through volunteering at the Los Angeles Zoo, the Wildlife Waystation and studying terrestrial and marine ecosystems abroad at the University of Queensland in Australia. While not working on No More Endlings, Allison has written several articles, including “Zoopharmacognosy: how self-healing animals could save humans,” published on mongabay.com, one of the world’s most popular conservation news sites. She has also been a featured writer for the Wildlife Waystation’s magazine and has written for the British Herpetological Society’s Herpetological Bulletin.
Allison graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in People-Environment Geography and certificates in environmental studies and African studies. Originally from Pasadena, California, she has worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy in Virginia, and as a volunteer researcher and consultant for World Vision's Natural Environment & Climate Issues Department in California.
Though she's lived and worked around the country and the world and done a little bit of everything, including designing websites, working as a junior literary agent for GH&F Literary Management, substitute teaching, editing novels, and more, she currently helps raise money for her local YMCA in Bellingham, WA as the Director of Foundation Giving. Regardless of where work takes her, Allison will always remain committed to bettering the environment for future generations and all wildlife with whom we share this planet.
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