Kathryn Pardo is an anthropologist with a BA in Anthropology from Ohio University and a master’s degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her master’s thesis focused on the interactions between indigenous populations and governments in North Africa, including how ecotourism affects nomadic peoples. She has consulted for the National Park Service, the National Parks Conservation Association, and The Nature Conservancy and advocates that effective cultural resource management is key to sustainable conservation. Despite being semi-nomadic herself, she has a temporary home base in Mid-Coast Maine. She spends her free time writing travel stories and planning her next travel adventure.