Childhood Education Assistant in The Arboretum at Penn State, mom of 2, geologist, scientific illustrator. First pet: rooster. Favorite book: The Master and Margarita. Worst job: clerk at fancy farm market. Best job: current job. Weirdest experience: chasing a Himalayan tahr. Nearest-death experience (maybe): stepping on viper in Brazil. Thinks everyone should go to: the Appalachian Mountains.