Alex Ip

Student, Writer, and Editor in Atlanta, Georgia

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Born and raised in Hong Kong, I am a first-generation college student studying a B.S. in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. I am blessed to be a Lee Hysan Memorial Scholar and HKSES Scholar, and I hope to give back by advocating for people and the environment.

I am the founder and editor of The Xylom, where scientists share personal, authentic stories outside of their research. I work with scientists in 16 countries and regions, and my effort has led to me being being trained as a Climate Reality leader by former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, and acceptance into the Class of 2019 of the Millennium Fellowship.

Making sure that we humans live in harmony with nature has been one of my main concerns; I am a citizen scientist contributing to the Zooniverse and iNaturalist platforms. As a result, I was given an exclusive invitation to write a feature for a WWF - Hong Kong insider event, and I secured an exclusive interview with a staff member of The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University's TreeVersity project. I also covered the City Nature Challenge in 2018. These articles are hosted on Medium.

I also write about the intersection of science and society. I have obtained permission from legendary advertiser George Lois to write a review for his book, "Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!)".

If you do not find me studying, advocating or writing, I am probably at the gym playing basketball, at the Museum, or at a design exhibition.

  • Work
    • The Xylom
  • Education
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • St. Paul's Co-educational College