About the Author
A world-renowned expert on elephants, Caitlin O’Connell holds a Ph.D. in ecology and is a faculty member at the Stanford University School of Medicine as well as director of life sciences for HNu Photonics. She is the author six nonfiction books about elephants, including the internationally acclaimed science memoir The Elephant’s Secret Sense, elements from which inspired Ivory Ghosts. She is the cofounder and CEO of Utopia Scientific, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and science education, and the cofounder of Triple Helix Productions, which has a mandate to develop more accurate and entertaining science content for the media. When not in the field with elephants, O’Connell divides her time between San Diego and Maui with her husband, Tim Rodwell, and their dog, Frodo.