Laurel Chor is a conservationist and award-winning multimedia journalist.
She has covered the 2015 Nepal earthquake, deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia, and climate change in the Solomon Islands. Her work has earned a 2016 Society of Publishers in Asia Excellence in Feature Photography award and a nomination for their 2015 Excellence in News Photography award.
A National Geographic Explorer, she is also the founder of the HK Explorers Initiative, the Exploration Chair for the HK Chapter of the Explorers Club, and the ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute HK.
She is on the board of the HK Shark Foundation and has previously worked on western lowland gorilla conservation in the Central African Republic, Chinese white dolphin research in Hong Kong, and an undercover documentary on the ivory trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Her environmental work has earned her the 2016 HK Adventist Hospital Foundation Women of Hope Eco Warrior award and spots on both the Loop’s Top 30 Under 30 and Tatler’s Top 100 Under 40 lists.
She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in international health and development, and is a member of the national Hong Kong 15s rugby training squad.