Ari Daniel Shapiro
Ari Daniel has always been drawn to the natural world. As a graduate student, Ari trained gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus) for his Master's degree at the University of St. Andrews and helped tag wild Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca) for his Ph.D. at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. These days, as a science reporter for public radio and NOVA, Ari records a species he’s better equipped to understand – Homo sapiens. In the fifth grade, Ari won the "Most Contagious Smile" award.