Alexandra E. Petri is a digital writer at National Geographic, where she covers culture and exploration stories. Petri has written about the history of mosques, snow leopard conservation in Kyrgyzstan, whale sharks in Africa, and environmental conflict in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in NPR, The Atlantic, 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.