Gene Helfman, PhD ’79

Gene (PhD in Ecology and Systematics) has published a novel, Beyond the Human Realm, an eco-thriller/animal story for adults that follows the life of a male killer whale released into the wild and the people and whales instrumental in his release and acceptance into orca society. The book has received strong advance accolades and reviews, including a coveted 5-star Best Book rating from Chanticleer International Reviews. Profits from the sale of Beyond the Human Realm will be donated to orca conservation efforts.