CLAUDIA KALB is a New York Times bestselling author and independent journalist who reports on health, science, culture and human behavior. In her work for National Geographic magazine, Claudia is exploring genius through the lens of biography, history, culture and science. In her books, she is investigating the attributes of individuals who have soared to great heights— throughout history and today. Her first book delves into the challenges and triumphs of 12 icons, including Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Marilyn Monroe. She is currently at work on her second book, which focuses on creativity, inspiration and life journeys.