Meet Heather

I have had a passion for biology since I was a kid backpacking through the Sierras, skiing in Lake Tahoe, and taking regular camping trips to any local campsite with my parents.  I knew I wanted to spend my life helping protect these wonderful species I encountered in wild places.  I received my PhD in Biology from the University of California, Riverside in December of 2012. The focus of my dissertation was on conservation genetics and I love research.

I have three publications in peer reviewed journals. I have also discovered a passion for writing for the public. I have been published in several locations, including Science, Model Aviation, and on the Cheetah Conservation Fund website.  My current projects have taken me towards science-based books for kids.  I'm currently working on a middle grade children's book, and have plans for more non-fiction books for kids and adults in the future. 


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