Laurel Chor is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer from Hong Kong. She is currently the Asia producer for VICE News Tonight, an Emmy award-winning nightly show on HBO. Previously, she was the Managing Editor for Coconuts Hong Kong, where her work was recognized with the SOPA award for Excellence in Feature Photography.
She is the founder of the Hong Kong Explorers Initiative, a project that encourages people to explore and appreciate the city’s wild side, and has given many talks on Hong Kong’s biodiversity. In 2013, Dr. Jane Goodall appointed her as the ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute in Hong Kong.
She 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.
Laurel graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and played in the 2017 Rugby World Cup as a member of the first Hong Kong team to ever qualify for the tournament.