Jordan Gray is a biologist and the Communications and Outreach Coordinator of Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Jordan has spent roughly equal amounts of time cultivating his love of the natural world as a wildlife biologist and naturalist in the woods of New York, Virginia, Georgia, and Texas. With a focus on turtles and tortoises, his body of work includes field and laboratory research, in situ and ex situ conservation action plans, captive husbandry, and public outreach. Professionally and as a volunteer, Jordan has worked for, and in collaboration with, various non-profit environmental groups, state agencies, universities, zoological institutions, chelonian conservation groups, and as an ecotour guide. In addition to, and in concert with, his responsibilities for TSA, Jordan serves as a leader of the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, serves on the Steering Committee for the AZA SAFE: American Turtles program, serves as co-chair of the Southeast Region of the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, is the co-founder and director of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah, is the project leader for a North American Wood Turtle research and conservation initiative, and works closely with various agencies on legislative and trade issues. It’s his life’s mission to promote conservation awareness for the world’s turtles and tortoises.