Katherine Gallagher



Sustainable Tourism, Environment, Conservation, Wildlife


Chapman University


Katherine Gallagher is a writer and sustainability expert. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Chapman University and a Sustainable Tourism certificate from the GSTC. She covers wildlife conservation, environmental issues, and sustainable travel.


Katherine is a California-based journalist and writer who focuses on the environment, wildlife, conservation, and sustainable tourism.

She has been active in the environmental/animal welfare nonprofit community since her teenage years, when she worked as a volunteer at Sunrise Stables Horse Rescue and Paws for Healing. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Chapman University, she spent a month living in a small village in Thailand working with the Save Elephant Foundation, an experience that helped ignite her special interest in the intersection of wildlife and culture.

Katherine also completed internships at City Lights Publishing in 2013 and the Borgen Project, a nonprofit publication fighting global poverty through advocacy and education, in 2017. Currently, she volunteers at Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in California.

In 2020, Katherine received a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), a nonprofit organization that establishes and manages global standards for sustainable travel and tourism. Highlighting stories about subjects like ethical voluntourism, ecotourism, and low impact travel, Katherine seeks to share her research and knowledge so that visitors can gain an appreciation for the culture, environment, and atmosphere of unique destinations.

Her work has appeared in Fodor's, Far & Wide Travel, Wanderlust UK, Inhabitat, Wasabi Magazine, Fitt.co, Stacker, Tripsavvy, and more. She's also been a regular contributor to Inhabitat, a green lifestyle and sustainable design site, since 2018.


Katherine received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Chapman University, where she was also a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. She also holds a certificate in Sustainable Tourism from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

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