Kathy Moran is National Geographic magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects. A 37-year veteran of the Society, Moran has been producing projects about terrestrial and underwater ecosystems for the magazine since 1990. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and three bad cats.
Moran was the project manager for the National Geographic Society/Wildlife Conservation Society’s collaboration of photographer Nick Nichols and Dr. Michael Fay’s trek across Central Africa. The resulting stories were the impetus for the creation of Gabon’s national park system.
Kathy is a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has served on the Executive Committee. In that role, she has edited numerous books for ILCP photographers published with the University of Chicago Press. She served on the Executive Committee of Wildscreen USA.
She has been on the jury for numerous photo competitions including Por el Planeta, Big Picture Natural World Competition, POYi, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.