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Field Visit: Dulles Wildlife Inspector Office

Our wildlife policy team traveled to one of the outposts in the battle against wildlife trafficking—the Dulles International Airport’s Office of Law Enforcement Wildlife Inspector Office. Here, at this unassuming gateway, these officers spend their time investigating the illicit movements of endangered live wildlife and products.

An undeclared African elephant leather briefcase seized at the port


Seneca Lake, NY 2023.09.16
Catocala semirelicta, the semirelict underwing moth


Brother, Cousins, and Grandma

Conservation and Bukit Fraser

My field trip to Bukit Fraser with Untamed Paths, nestled in the heart of Malaysia, was a rewarding conclusion to my most recent time in Southeast Asia. A day and a night spent there engaged in herpetology, entomology, and ornithology identification not only served as an active adventure but highlighted the necessity and relevance of the wildlife regulations that I am engaged in crafting and implementing.


World Wildlife Day

Today marks the 9th annual World Wildlife Day and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). I was fortunate to play a role in assisting and participating in this week’s events in Washington, D.C.


In Memoriam Laura Goldin

I was saddened to hear the news that my undergraduate thesis advisor, Laura Goldin, passed away late last week. Much of what I have been able to accomplish in my career in conservation—its catalyst—can be attributed to her. She was a tireless advocate for her students and a trailblazer, being part of the first class of women to graduate from Yale.


Year in Review 2022

Is there any point in your life where you do not change as a person? The nature of existing as a human being is change. That change could be for better or for worse but the only certainty is nothing will ever remain the same on a human or a universal scale–unless you count heat death. When I was younger I had a feeling when positive things happened that something negative would occur in the future and vice versa. It’s an intuition that has borne out but it could also be my convenient classification of good and bad.


Election Day

Brian and Zenia

Pasadena, CA 2022.08.27