Melanie Jae Martin is a freelance writer who loves to write about environmental issues and travel. She has a passion for exploring cultural relationships with environments, and completed a master's thesis on cultural attitudes toward wild animals in the U.S. While exploring the world, she strives to understand and explore culturally relevant solutions to environmental issues. She enjoys writing for children as well as for adults. She also loves hiking and camping, participating in community theater, and telling stories that foster harmonious relationships between humans and the rest of nature.