Michael-DoolittleMichael Doolittle is a freelance photographer who has worked for many publications, including the New York Times and the National Geographic World.  He became interested in ecology and conservation when he spent time in Peru and Malaysia helping build rain forest canopy walkways for scientists and ecotourists.

Today he primarily focuses on documenting construction projects and non-fiction children’s books, and has published 15 books for Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Scholastic.  These books range from studies of plant and animal adaptations, to kids attending Space Camp and the Amazon rain forest, to his most recent project on heavy duty trucks.

He enjoys serving on the Common Ground board because it links his interest in the natural world with his efforts to help educate kids about their world.  And he’s committed to the mission of serving the entire greater New Haven community, particularly our inner city students.