Clare Fieseler, Ph.D. is a National Geographic explorer, science journalist, and conservation biologist. She is a long-time advocate for women in the science. Her first children’s book, “No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice” was published in 2022 by National Geographic. The book features rich narrative profiles of women working on the frontline of discovery and exploration today. She shot and co-produced a National Geographic short film “Outnumber in Africa” about a female lion conservationist. Clare received a PhD in ecology from UNC Chapel Hill and studied the management of tropical coral reefs around the world for nearly a decade. She holds a research appointment at the Smithsonian Institution and is engaged in marine mammal research and conservation projects part-time in collaboration with fellow Smithsonian scientist Dr. Nick Pyenson. Clare is currently reporting on climate and ocean issues for The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s largest newspaper. Prior to that, Clare was a reporting fellow at The Washington Post.