About

Kara is an independent science journalist based in New York City. She earned her PADI dive certification at the age of 10, and since then has made a conscious effort to infuse her love of digital storytelling and journalism with nature conservation. Documenting important and untold science stories drew Kara to a remote field station in the Bahamas where she interviewed world renowned shark experts, and assisted in the development of natural history programs on the critically endangered great hammerhead shark. 

Kara and Great Hammerhead
Bimini, The Bahamas

Her editorial interests have taken her to Sydney, Australia where she worked alongside scientists and CEOs of key Australian research organizations. Kara’s work has been published by many outlets including Mission Blue Sylvia Earle Alliance, Refraction Media, United Nations and others. She has worked on projects for TED Conferences, Bimini Shark Lab, Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian. Kara is currently serving as the media manager for Women4Oceans, an organization that spotlights the inherent role women play in safeguarding the planet’s marine natural resources. Through her work, Kara hopes to promote local voices and underrepresented racial groups. She is the co-founder of 22Gray, a grassroots environmental movement at the intersection of creativity and environmental activism.

Kara and Blue Ant Media
Tiger Shark Tower, Bimini, The Bahamas

In the words of much anthologized conservationist Baba Dioum: “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”

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Inle Lake, Myanmar

For inquiries please contact: karajnorton@gmail.com

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