Miyoko Chu

Miyoko Chu

Senior Director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Miyoko Chu

Miyoko Chu is the senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. With a love for writing and field biology, she earned a graduate certificate in Science Communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, studying a desert bird called the Phainopepla. She spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Genetics Laboratory before finding a home at Cornell, where she could combine her passions for birds and science writing. She is the author of Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds, and Birdscapes, a pop-up book in stereo sound. Her team at the Lab of Ornithology helps create interactive online and mobile experiences for learning about birds through the All About Birds website, Living Bird digital magazine, Merlin Bird ID app, and live Bird Cams.