Shayna started writing for Mongabay in July 2014. Although originally from Vienna, Virginia she currently lives in Scotland where she is studying Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.
She first learned to appreciate the curious power of nature at a summer camp she attended since the age of 8 called the Living Earth School. Now a counselor, Shayna credits LES for teaching her to love the earth, as well as a good cup of coffee.
Excited to write for Mongabay, Shayna hopes to spread awareness of the current issues, as well as emphasize upon the beauty that needs to be preserved.
She hopes the next few years will be filled with writing, learning, and exploring, as travelling the world is her most favorite thing.
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