Jeffrey is a birder/ naturalist/ science communicator born and raised in the Bronx, NY but recently moved to Atlanta, GA. Jeffrey made it his mission to learn about what he can do to protect birds and their habitats and to educate people on the wildlife around them.

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?

Pro-pun

3 Do you have any pets?

No

4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?

Yes

5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?

Cooking

6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?

Both

7 Do you speak any other languages?

No

8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?

I would be completely lost lol

9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?

Botany

10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?

Columbia

11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Invincibility

12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

Birds of North America (there’s a good 20 episodes on youtube for everyone to binge watch).

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

Be outdoors! In nature whether I’m birding or just having a picnic.

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

My binoculars, My family/friends, andddddd my phone.

15 What beverage gives you life?

Kombucha

16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

None in school but I would leave school and head to the library and read field guides.

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

It’s always been Zoologist.

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

My friends are my biggest support system!

19 What got you excited in science?

I remember watching animal shows on PBS 13 and Animal Planet. That started my interest in animal science.

20 What excites you about science now?

I learn something new everyday so that keeps me interested.

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

A guilty pleasure? Ice Cream!

22 What is a secret talent of yours?

I write music.

23 What is your favorite game?

Video game: Overwatch // Board game: Wingspan

24 What is the last book you read?

Birding Without Borders.

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

Be gentle on yourself.

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?

Zip-lining

27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

Continue your education.

28 What is the best way to de-stress?

Birding of course!

29 What is the last thing you watched?

Community… great show!

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

… a dead bird.

31 What is your favorite animal?

Great Horned Owl #BestBird

32 What is your favorite book?

The Genius Of Birds.

33 What is your favorite comfort food?

Ice cream again lol.

34 What is your favorite day of the year?

My Birthday DUH!

35 What is your favorite plant?

Leatherleaf viburnum

36 What is your favorite science fact?

Grasshoppers have ears on their bellies.

37 What is your favorite season?

Fall

38 What is your favorite smell?

Petrichor (the earthy scent when rain falls).

39 What is your favorite sound?

Waves crashing.

40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

My sense of humor.

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?

Pelicula (means movie in spanish)

42 What is your proudest moment?

Being featured in Nat Geo in 2016!

43 What kind of tree would you be?

Giant sequoia

44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

My family is here.

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

Basketball is my life aside from birds

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?

@Beaniejean_ (another Black birder)