Alexis Meyer has had both formal and informal training in photography, constantly challenging herself, and has expanded from strictly nature shots to portraits and documentary photography. Alex (pictured right with the famous Clyde Butcher) has had art exhibitions in Sydney, Australia and the Tampa Bay Area. As well as being published in Australian Geographic, she also publishes photo essays for New Roots News and numerous conservation campaigns.
Marine Biology History
Alex began her career as a marine biologist while doing behavioral research at Sea World Orlando with killer whales, and after a lifetime spent on the waterways of Tampa Bay, she was hooked. During her bachelor’s degree in psychology and environmental policy, she began working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her time at NOAA focused on working collaboratively under the Endangered Species Act and being in charge of the Species of Concern Program. Alex's work on the Species of Concern Program earned her NOAA’s Employee of the Year in 2008, and a love for environmental education and outreach blossomed.
Alex received her master’s degree in conservation biology after studying in New Zealand and Australia. She started in the conservation field by volunteering at wildlife refuges throughout Florida and later in working at NOAA. Her teamwork on the conservation of a critically endangered species and her photography were featured in Australian Geographic’s 100th Anniversary Edition. After returning from Australia, Alex was a professor at the University of Tampa. She now heads the Florida Panther Critical Habitat Campaign for the Sierra Club.
MSc, SCUBA certified, Yoga Alliance SUP and Yoga certified, internationally recognized photographer, Member of the Society of Conservation Biology, The International Ecotourism Society, North American Nature Photography Association and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Australia.
Exhibition and publication information can be found here.