Alex Basaraba

Education: Colorado State University, M.Sc., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Colorado State University, B.Sc., Biology, minor in Jazz Piano

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado (the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and Peoples), Alex is a climate change resilience specialist, photographer, and educator who works across North America, Asia, and the Pacific. From documenting illegally trafficked products of the wildlife trade to supporting governments and communities in adapting and building resilience to climate change, he has honed a unique skill set and approach to science-informed storytelling, climate change resilience, and empowering youth on their journey to create a better world. His passion for connecting with people, places, and stories have taken him to over 20 countries documenting the interactions between the environment and human lives, and supporting solutions that work for both. He has contributed to a variety of publications including the American Scholar, The New Yorker Climate Crisis Newsletter, and Grist; and his collaborations include the IUCN, the Commission on Environmental Cooperation, the U.S. Department of Defense, Adaptation International, and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, among others. He has led two student expeditions to Nepal with National Geographic, as well as instructed at the inaugural Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Youth Summit. Alex also loves music, and stays active as a jazz pianist in Northern Colorado.