Bryan Nelson





SUNY Oswego, University of Houston


Bryan Nelson is a science writer and award-winning documentary filmmaker with more than a decade of experience covering discoveries in technology, astronomy, medicine, animals, and more.


Nelson contributed to Mother Nature Network (now part of Treehugger) for more than 11 years, covering a wide variety of topics through a scientific lens—from the mysteries of the universe to mass animal migrations. He wrote numerous articles on the wonders of the animal world, from fascinating hybrid creatures to those with surprising superpowers. He is a producer for Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Illustrated, covering advances and discoveries in science, technology, and medicine in southern Arizona. He has contributed to Cleantechnica, Ecolocalizer, and Hakai Magazine. As a filmmaker, he has covered the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), and Kitt Peak National Observatory.


Nelson's film, “Streetlights of the Universe,” won Best Documentary at the 2020 Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival in Tucson, Arizona, and the Best Documentary Short at the 2019 Sci-On! Awards.



Nelson received a Master’s in Philosophy (Certificate: Cognitive Science) from the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Anthropology from SUNY Oswego in Oswego, New York.

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