Sharon is an award-winning journalist and producer. She covers wildlife, ecosystems, conservation initiatives, climate change, zoonotic disease and other environmental issues. Her work has been featured in outlets including National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Mongabay and others and her research has been published in peer-reviewed science journals. She’s received an Arlene Award for “an article that makes a difference” from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and New York City's Deadline Club. She’s received grant support from the National Geographic Society, garnering “Explorer” status and she lived in Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar. As a global fellow with the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program and China Environment Forum, Sharon works at the intersection of environmental issues and public policy. Sharon is also a photographer, produces multimedia, and acts as contributing producer on TV and film projects, most recently, National Geographic Channel's TRAFFICKED series, and she lectures widely. Sharon has co-authored two books with Steve Winter, “Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat” and “The Ultimate Book of Big Cats––and created and launched “The State of the Wild” book series. Her work has led her into investigative work, including an investigation for National Geographic into wildlife trafficking from the infamous Tiger Temple in Thailand, which prompted officials to shut it down and seize the monastery’s 147 tigers. “We try to do work that has impact,” she says.