Delta Willis searched for fossils alongside Richard Leakey for her first book, The Hominid Gang, and has written for Adventure Travel, Audubon, Outside, People, Natural History, Diversion, and The New York Times. She served as Chief Contributor to the Fodor’s Travel Guides to Kenya & Tanzania 1981-2001.
In 2013 Willis joined Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to announce the Elephant Action Network plan to stem poaching. A member of The Explorers Club, Willis is returning to freelance writing after working as a Sr. publicist on environmental issues for the National Audubon Society, Wildlife Direct and Earthwatch. Her first career was at New York’s J. Walter Thompson Company, then the world’s largest ad agency. As Director of Programs & Press for a unit of British television, she promoted wildlife filmmakers Alan & Joan Root, Iain Douglas Hamilton’s research on elephants, and made the first of 33 journeys to Africa.