Journalist, storyteller, and National Geographic Explorer JENNIFER KINGSLEY specializes in the modern cultures of small communities around the world—from the polar regions to the islands of the South Pacific. In 2015, Jennifer founded Meet the North, a project that shares personal stories from some of the four million people living in the global Arctic to help transcend stereotypes and build understanding. She won the National Outdoor Book Award for Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, her story about one of her 50-day canoeing expeditions across the Canadian Arctic. Jennifer’s writing has appeared in leading outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and she won a Gabriel Award for best national radio documentary in 2018. She is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.