Tina Deines is an Albuquerque-based writer specializing in nature, the environment, wildlife and conservation.

Her work has appeared in National Geographic News, Sierra, Backpacker online, The Guardian, Pacific Standard, High Country News, Mongabay and more. She previously worked as editor-in-chief and contributing writer for New Mexico Wild and the New Mexico Wild Guide, which was a finalist in the Guidebooks and Travel Category of the 2013 New Mexico Book Association Southwest Book Design and Production Awards.

Tina has a Master of Science in mass communications research. She presented her thesis, Global warming coverage in the media: trends in a Mexico City newspaper, at the Society for Risk Analysis Global Congress in 2008. She also has a degree in Spanish and international work experience in the Ivory Coast, Mexico and Spain.

As an undergraduate journalism student at Kansas State University, she was recognized as a National Top Copy Editing Prospect by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.

Tina has a special interest in creative solutions to wildlife conservation and the connection between women’s empowerment and environmental protection. In addition to her interest in conservation and the environment, Tina is a dog enthusiast. She founded and blogs at 21pupstreet.com.

Tina is available for contract and freelance work. Contact Tina.