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Michael Rudolph


I grew up in Portland, Oregon and have had a new pet interest for every season of every year as far back as I can remember. One August when I was probably five or six years old my dad surprised me with a camping trip during the Perseid Meteor Shower, and I've been in love with the nature ever since. I like to blame the impression that that childhood wonder left on me for the fact that some of my best recent memories are of bicycle touring across the Northwest and tromping around the Oregon wilderness.

Gradually, writing began to stand out as something else that I really loved and this spring I graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in English Literature and a minor in biology. In the fall of 2010 I attended an amazing study abroad program in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. It was during this time that I met Jeremy Hance of Mongabay on a trip to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Ecuadorian Amazon and first asked if I could write something for the website.

I am currently living in Portland again, working as a server at a hotel and saving money for a journey to South America, where I hope to improve my Spanish and try my hand at teaching.


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