Asher Jay

Creative Conservationist

Creative conservationist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Asher Jay, uses groundbreaking design, multimedia arts, literature, and lectures to inspire global action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking, advance environmental issues, and promote humanitarian causes. Albeit she received an education in Fashion Design and Marketing at Parsons the New School of Design in New York, she found her way back through the arts, to her primary passion in wildlife conservation. A staunch supporter of animal welfare, wildlife conservation and sustainable development, she found herself using her artistic prowess and writing to raise awareness through unique collaborations with scientists, non-profits and other kindred change agents. Over the years she has produced several graphic campaigns, written many poems, stories and articles, pieced together numerous collections and canvases, and spoken at various conferences, academic institutions and private salons to evoke hope and action in favor of a wild future. Through her extensive travels across the globe, and her studies in art history, she has developed an aesthetic sensibility that is an amalgam of contrasting cultural influences. All her work is anchored by the deep commitment she harbors toward the realization of a collective future.