Cara Giaimo (

Cara Giaimo

Cara Giaimo is a staff writer at Atlas Obscura. Her professional interests include multispecies ethnography, environmental movements, and puns; some more leisurely ones are gender, loud music, and blimps. Cara holds one degree in science writing from MIT, where she wrote a thesis on urban bats and salamanders, and one degree in English and biology from Amherst College, where she wrote a thesis about experimental nonfiction. She has also held jobs in gardening, marketing, travel writing, hummus sales, genetic research, and newspaper delivery. You can find her @cjgiaimo or biking across the Charles. Thesis: The Mascot and the Refugee: Survival Strategies for the New Urban Jungle