Bryan Nelson

Writer

Expertise

Science

Education

SUNY Oswego, University of Houston

Introduction

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

Experience

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 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.

Awards

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.

 

Education

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.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you.

Treehugger is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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