When I was little, I daydreamed by drawing
flowers and dogs, sculpting horses, and
making teddy bears. The portfolio I submitted
to RISD included drawings of skeletons,
skulls and cross-sections of the human head.
Going to art school exposed me to a variety of
new ideas and inspirations, but my love of
nature always worked its way into my work.
During my post-college search for identity, I
realized that I should harness my passion for
the natural world. Today, when I see
hemlock, a herd of cows in a field,
hummingbirds, seahorses I smile and happily
exclaim, “I’m going to be a science