I was a Fine Arts major at both the University of Missouri and University of Arkansas. I also have a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan. I am a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and my writings and illustrations have been published in scholarly journals at both national and international levels.

Earning my Environmental Educator Certificate from the state of North Carolina is one of my current endeavors as well as working as an editor for a scientific publisher. I am coordinating a book about water quality and health, written by an international team of over 20 scientific authors.

I traveled to Africa in August 2015 as an on-site water purification unit instillation team member. Also, using my nursing background, I taught classes on hygiene and reproductive health to the rural Kenyans.

Being an education docent in the sea turtle rehabilitation center at a North Carolina aquarium, supports my strong interest in endangered animals and conservation efforts. While at the aquarium, I created a unique, hands-on, public education display on "Marine Medical Marvels" showing human health benefits of preserving aquatic life. I have a published article discussing these benefits in detail. I take part in injured sea turtle rehabilitation, respond to marine mammal stranding, and help with autopsies on nonviable marine creatures.

I was a Fine Arts major at both the University of Missouri and University of Arkansas. I also have a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan. I am a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and my writings and illustrations have been published in scholarly journals at both national and international levels.

Earning my Environmental Educator Certificate from the state of North Carolina is one of my current endeavors as well as working as an editor for a scientific publisher. I am coordinating a book about water quality and health, written by an international team of over 20 scientific authors.

I traveled to Africa in August 2015 as an on-site water purification unit instillation team member. Also, using my nursing background, I taught classes on hygiene and reproductive health to the rural Kenyans.

Being an education docent in the sea turtle rehabilitation center at a North Carolina aquarium, supports my strong interest in endangered animals and conservation efforts. While at the aquarium, I created a unique, hands-on, public education display on "Marine Medical Marvels" showing human health benefits of preserving aquatic life. I have a published article discussing these benefits in detail. I take part in injured sea turtle rehabilitation, respond to marine mammal stranding, and help with autopsies on nonviable marine creatures.