About Jamie

Jamie Allen is the creator and editor of the Squirrel Census — a data, design, science, and storytelling team. The Census recently released its Central Park Squirrel Census 2019 Report. A journalistic enterprise and multimedia story, the Report presents data and observations from the first-ever complete count of squirrels in New York City’s Central Park.

Jamie was a writer for CNN.com during the first ‘dotcom boom’ in the ‘90s. He has published essays, nonfiction, fiction, and humor in The Oxford American, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Missouri Review, New South, Eyeshot, Grantland, How Stuff Works, Atlanta, and other outlets.