Alexa Keefe is an Assistant Managing Editor at National Geographic magazine where she contributes to stories focused on natural history, conservation, and wildlife crime and welfare. She first joined National Geographic in 2011 as a photography producer and then became one of the founding editors of Proof, National Geographicâ€™s award-winning digital series highlighting the experiences of visual storytellers from around the world.
She started her career at U.S. News and World Report, where she was a photo archivist and photo editor.
Keefeâ€™s love of storytelling began at a young age with drawing and creative writing, followed by a degree in French literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her passion has found its truest expression in shaping and discovering visual narratives for real-life stories. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her 13-year-old daughter.