Alexandra E. Petri writes for National Geographic Traveler and for National Geographic online, covering human interest, environment and travel stories. Petri has written about the history of mosques, whale sharks in Africa, and has produced videos on snow leopard conservation in Kyrgyzstan as well as apitherapy treatments in Slovenia. Her work has been published in Elle, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Lily, EurasiaNet, The Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and China Daily. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Petri has lived in five countries and traveled through nearly 40 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australia. She graduated with a degree in journalism and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University.