M.R. O’Connor covers the politics and ethics of science, technology, and conservation. She is the author of two books: 2015’s Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things, which was one of Amazon’s Best Books of the year, and 2019’s Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World. Her investigative reporting on topics including disappearances in Sri Lanka’s civil war, global agriculture trade in Haiti, and American development enterprises in Afghanistan has been funded by institutions including the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund. M.R.’s work can also be found in The New Yorker, The Atavist, and Foreign Policy, among other outlets.