Conor Gearin is a writer, editor and digital media producer from St. Louis living in Rhode Island. His work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019, The Atlantic, UnDark, The Millions, The New Territory, New Scientist and elsewhere. He co-created and co-hosted the BioGenesis podcast. He received an S.M. in Science Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Biology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he completed thesis research on grassland bird conservation. He writes a newsletter about local wildlife and landscapes called Possum Notes. Favorite bird? Common Yellowthroat.