Nina Strochlic is a staff writer covering all things exploration for National Geographic magazine in Washington, D.C. She previously worked for The Daily Beast focusing on international issues and breaking news. She has visited the DR Congo three times with the IWMF, working on stories ranging from the Congolese army of Jack Bauers to a lost Belgian resort island on the Congo River. She's also reported from Rwanda, Jordan, and the Balkans. Her work has been published in Vice, National Geographic Traveler, Marie Claire and elsewhere. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.