About National Geographic Society

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Meet the Author

Jen Shook
Jen Shook works at National Geographic in the department that awards research, conservation, and exploration grants. Jen’s background is in archaeology and photojournalism. She loves supporting the important work National Geographic explorers do around the world and enjoys occasionally being an explorer too.