Alexandra E. Petri is a member of the editorial team at National Geographic Traveler and a contributing news writer, covering environment, culture, and video stories. Petri has written about snow leopard conservation in Kyrgyzstan, whale sharks in Africa, and environmental conflicts in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and China Daily.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Petri has lived in five countries, traveled through nearly 40 countries, and once appeared on the front page of a newspaper in India. She graduated with a degree in journalism and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University.