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Honors Forum Presents: Alex Freeze

Conservation photographer, science communicator, Anthrozoology educator and NC State Alumna Alex Freeze is the featured speaker for the University Honors Program Forum on Jan. 30.

Poster for the University Honors Program Forum featuring Alexandra Freeze

By Meghan Teten

Join the University Honors Program as it hosts the first Honors Forum speaker of the spring 2023 semester, Alex Freeze, on Monday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Cinema. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Alex Freeze is a conservation photographer, science communicator and anthrozoology educator. Her work is informed by her scientific and educational background, and she uses her imagery to communicate compelling science stories. She has an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology from NC State University and a master of science degree in environmental education from Montreat College. She specializes in documenting immersive outdoor experiences, terrestrial wildlife, and landscapes.

Alex Freeze standing in a field and holding a camera
Alex Freeze

An ongoing theme in her work in connecting people to their overlooked local environments. Her photographs have been published in books, documentary films and national publications. She has participated in or led multiple expeditions across her home state of Florida, trekking hundreds of miles, and helped to produce several award-winning documentary films focused on wildlife conservation, land protection, and connecting students to wildlife and wild lands across Florida.

Alex currently lives and works in Blacksburg, Va. as the assistant director of the Center for Animal Human Relationships at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, where she specializes in anthrozoology research, veterinary and graduate student education, and multi-media production.

Alex serves as the vice president and secretary of the board of directors of the Biocultural Conservation Institute, an organization working to empower local communities to connect to and protect their native wildlife through education, research and livelihood enhancement.