I'm a freelance artist and ecologist who specializes in birds and California ecosystems. I have over 15 years of experience in the field, collecting and interpreting ecological data in diverse systems such as burned forests, oak woodlands, deserts, and even the Farallon Islands. As an illustrator, I love combining accurate, detailed representations of the natural world with vibrant imagery to communicate complex ideas. As a former outdoor educator, I especially love using art and story to connect young people to the natural world around them. In our current context of ecological crisis and extreme inequality in human communities, a primary intention of my work is to grow awareness, connection, and care that extends to both human and non-human kin.
What I’m working on now: An illustrated story of the first year of a birds’ life, told from the birds’ point of view.