Cara Giaimo

About Cara Giaimo

Cara Giaimo is a freelance writer and researcher. She spent three years as a staff writer at Atlas Obscura, and now writes for the New York Times, Grist, Technology Review, and elsewhere. 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. You can find her at or on Twitter @cjgiaimo. Thesis: The Mascot and the Refugee: Survival Strategies for the New Urban Jungle