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2018 TEDxColumbus: On The Edge

Danae Wolfe

Danae Wolfe is a bug and botanical portrait photographer with a passion for nature education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Hiram College and started her career working for the National Park Service as an interpretive park ranger in Cuyahoga Valley National Park while earning her master’s degree in environment and natural resources from The Ohio State University.

In 2012, Danae transitioned her career to Ohio State University Extension where she has taught state and national audiences about topics ranging from invasive plants and pollinators to digital engagement.

Outside of work, she is an expert macro photographer with a passion for invertebrate conservation. Danae’s work focuses largely on increasing public understanding and appreciation of insects and spiders and their role in both human and natural systems. Her most recent photography project, Early Risers, depicts insects and spiders awakening with the sunrise. She teaches photography workshops and manages a photography website and Facebook page.

More than anything, Danae enjoys spending time outdoors with her two young boys, Milo and Leo, and her husband, Scott.


Photographer, Educator, Environmentalist