About

Kara is an independent science journalist based in New York City. She has been free diving since the age of 10, and 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
Kara observing a great hammerhead shark while free diving in 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 also contributes to 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 social impact event platform based in New York.

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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