Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author who writes about science and social trends, specializing in investigative reporting. Her most recent full-length book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, won the prestigious U.S.-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism. Her e-book Invisible Plastic: What Happens When Your Garbage Ends Up in the Ocean was published by The Toronto Star in 2013. Mitchell also writes freelance magazine and newspaper articles, researches television documentaries and makes radio documentaries for CBC. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times science section, and to CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, in addition to having a regular column in Canadian Wildlife Magazine. Mitchell is also a prolific, inspirational public speaker.