All photography by Alex Rose

The way we express ourselves defines how we are perceived by others. The written word holds a tremendous amount of power, and being able to wield that power to bring knowledge, understanding, and imagination where there once was none, is one of the most important things we can do as individuals to improve the human condition.


My work

I am the Science Editor and a contributing writer and photographer at Ocean Geographic Magazine (, an internationally distributed ocean conservation publication dedicated to using stunning photography and compelling content as a catalyst for environmental education. I am also the Managing Editor of Ocean Geographic Explorers (, a new online marine exploration resource for people of all levels of interest in our underwater realm to learn about and become part of a community of like-minded ocean lovers who want to explore, understand, and enjoy our world’s waters. Much of the work I have done as of late is in the marine science world, with extensive overlap in travel writing and photography. I am also the CDO at Oceans in Focus (, a non-profit dedicated to creating global awareness and local action to produce positive change for our oceans.

Additionally, I am a freelance writer and editor. My writing experience includes short stories, articles, scripts, reviews, trip brochures, and a variety of web content. My rates vary according to the amount of research required of me prior to writing, but my base is $45/hour. 

Samples of my recent writing can be found below.