An avid birder and interpretive park ranger for the National Park Service, Carlo taught classes in literature and environmental science, policy, and management at the University of California at Berkeley. The lure of the outdoors was so strong that he traded a lectern for nature — and hasn’t looked back since. Carlo has conducted fieldwork in hawk migration, black rails, tree swallows, and the endangered California condor. As a park ranger, he delivers programs on birds, marine mammals, and maritime history for thousands of visitors. As an academic, Carlo edited a special collection on environmental film, nature, and diversity and delivered invited conference papers. He’s been a field trip leader for National Geographic’s 2013 BioBlitz and for his local Audubon chapter. A dedicated believer in travel, conservation, and education, Carlo has lived and worked in Japan, and traveled extensively throughout Asia, North America, and Europe, keenly observing the natural and cultural worlds both local and global.