Christa Morris, though originally from New Haven, Connecticut, likes to make her home anywhere a plane, boat, or backpacking trip can drop her. For most of the year, she studies Human Biology at Stanford University with a focus on Environment, Culture, and Evolution. During her three years at Stanford, she helped found and run Panango, a volunteer team of teachers and activists dedicated to education, empowerment, and cultural exchange in Papua New Guinea. Completely obsessed with the country, Christa has spent the last two summers living on Karkar Island, leading and teaching volunteers and writing a collection of stories and poems dealing with tradition and modernization.
When not fascinated by humans, she spends her time in awe of other creatures, researching the transmission of Bowerbird display choices in Queensland, Australia and sea urchin genetic adaptation along the California coast. As an intern at Worldchanging, Christa is thrilled to be part of the movement of creative, optimistic, and compassionate journalists, where her inner scientist and artist can work together. During her free time, which she tries to have enough of, she enjoys performing with the Stanford Spoken Word Collective, hiking, writing haikus, watching horror films, taking haphazard road trips, and generally exploring our beautiful planet.
Contact Christa at firstname.lastname@example.org