Christine Dell’Amore is the senior editor for the animals desk, where she edits and writes stories for digital and the magazine. She has reported from all seven continents and visited all 50 U.S. states. Her journalism expertise is in biology, environmental science, and polar issues. She started at National Geographic in 2007 as a news editor on the website.
Dell’Amore has worked at United Press International and Smithsonian magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post. She has reported from environmental disasters, including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writing on Antarctica led to her 2012 book South Pole, which tells the story of British explorer Robert Scott’s incredible 1912 trek across the continent.
Dell’Amore holds an undergraduate degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s in journalism with a specialty in science and environment reporting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her main passion is traveling, with the goal of visiting all the U.S. national parks. Her current favorite? The underappreciated Congaree National Park in South Carolina.