National Geographic Emerging Explorer, anthropologist, digital storyteller, and wilderness guide, and educator
An award-winning researcher and producer, Jay has collaborated on campaigns across four continents on issues of human-wildlife conflict, habitat stewardship, HIV/AIDS, and women’s rights. His work can be found in Failed States, the award-winning Wolf OR-7 Expedition Documentary, Journey to Empowerment: Women After the Taliban, and The Walking Collective Podcast. He is also a co-author of the forthcoming Wayfinding in the Westfjords, Notes on Ecology, Notes on Walking, and the map Westfjords Trails Map.
In May 2021, Jay completed a MA degree in Individualized Studies at New York University and was recognized with the Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research for his thesis Coyotes, Urban Naturecultures, and Feral Cohabitation in the Anthropocene.