Our Supporters: Gab Mejia
National Geographic Explorer
Gab Mejia is a Filipino conservation photographer, and environmental storyteller. He is an international award-winning photographer, and a National Geographic Explorer covering stories on nature, the climate crisis, and indigenous people.
About Gab Mejia
Gab Mejia has published stories from the receding glaciers of Patagonia for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, to the critically-endangered dwarf buffalos for the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF), and for the United Nations Development Programme Philippines (UNDP).
He is the co-founder and Communications and Outreach Lead of Youth Engaged in Wetlands. This is a global youth network advocating for the conservation of wetlands and natural-climate solutions around the world.
Alongside his other commitments, Gab is a 2019 Jackson Wild Media Lab Fellow, and a Nikon Asia Ambassador, having presented stories in several TEDx talks. Mejia is also a weekly writer for an environmental column in The Manila Times.
At the moment, Gab is currently pursuing a civil engineering degree with the University of the Philippines. He aspires to become an environmental engineer, allowing him to integrate arts and science throughout his career.
The Global Classroom are thrilled to welcome Gab Mejia to our eighth digital classroom – The Big Picture – on Tuesday 8th June at 16:30 BST. Gab will be joining Andrew Brennann to represent National Geographic during this event.