Elizabeth Carlen, a doctoral student in biology at Fordham, has been studying urban wildlife for the past several years. But it’s her study of pigeons that stopped pedestrians in their tracks; they often paused to ask what she was up to with the winged creatures that New Yorkers tend to view as pests. Carlen’s work has recently received some attention from some of the city’s major news outlets, including WNYC and The New York Times, which has dubbed her “The Pigeon Stalker.”


Tom Stoelker is senior staff writer and visual media coordinator for Fordham News. After fifteen years as a freelance designer, Tom shifted his focus to writing and photography. He graduated from Lehman College, CUNY where he majored in English literature and photography and he received his master's in journalism from Columbia University. His work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, and The Architect's Newspaper, where he was associate editor.