About Me

I'm an award-winning science journalist with extensive experience in reporting, writing, and editing as well as print and online development and production. I have worked at a number of publications and organizations including The Wildlife Society, The Asian Age, The Global Journalist, E! The Environmental Magazine, The National Geographic Traveler, The National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations, and Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

I currently contract with the Smithsonian Zoological and Conservation Biology Institute where I write about the latest wildlife news and research. I’m also a content strategist contractor for the National Science Foundation's Division of Materials Research. In this position, I maintain and update content for the Division's Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers or MRSEC websites and collaborate with center directors and administrators to keep the sites current and dynamic.

I am also a freelance writer and editor; my work has appeared in numerous publications and outlets including The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Public Radio.

I can be reached at abhat.d@gmail.com.


Areas of expertise: Wildlife Management, Conservation, Science, Health, Environment

Skills: Writing, Editing, Online Development, Magazine Production