National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award

In 2013, Shah was named as part of the prestigious class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. This program, in the words of National Geographic, “recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring young adventurers, scientists, photographers, and storytellers—explorers who are already making a difference early in their careers.” Shah was honored (and humbled) by the nomination, particularly since it falls upon the 125th anniversary of such the iconic organization.

He hopes to have many years working alongside National Geographic as a result of this honor (and will update this webpage as that relationship matures).

His profile on the National Geographic website can be seen on the Emerging Explorers website.

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