Science and comics writer and editor, and the host and consulting producer of "Extraordinary Birder" on National Geographic
Christian Cooper is a science and comics writer and editor, and the host and consulting producer of Extraordinary Birder on National Geographic. His new book is Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World, released in June 2023. Cooper was one of Marvel Comic’s first openly gay writers and editors and introduced the first gay male character in Star Trek: Starfleet Academy series, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. He also introduced the first openly lesbian character for Marvel and created and authored Queer Nation: The Online Gay Comic. Based in New York City, he is on the board of directors for NYC Audubon. Cooper received his AB degree from Harvard College in 1984.