Elizabeth Claire Alberts is an American-born journalist and creative writer who’s spent the last five years searching for the perfect vegan waffle in Belgium. Before moving to Europe, she lived in Australia, the UK, and very occasionally, the United States.

She is currently a senior staff writer at Mongabay, an award-winning environmental publication with a global audience of 36 million readers. She previously worked as a staff writer at The Dodo, and as a freelance environmental journalist for publications such as The Guardian, Alternatives Journal, Earth Island Journal, Sierra, Audubon, Overland, Resurgence & Ecologist, and AFAR.

She has a Ph.D. in creative writing from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and spent eight years teaching creative writing to undergraduates and graduates at Macquarie. Her dissertation focused on the contemporary verse-novel for children and young adults. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her 4-year-old twins, cooking vegan food, and dreaming about dipping into the ocean with her scuba gear.