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Meet the Author

Author Photo Jennifer Kingsley
Jennifer Kingsley is a National Geographic Explorer and the founder and team lead for Meet the North, a project that builds cultural understanding through storytelling. She is a journalist and the author of Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Her radio work has been broadcast around the world and recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Bio photo by Rich Reid.