I am and gay I am an ecologist.//
I’ve loved animals and plants and being outside for as long as I can remember. It took me some years of being other things (illustrator, organizer, environmental educator, teacher) to realize that I actually wanted to be someone who studies those animals and plants. But now I am (specifically, studying plants and their pollinators and how interactions between them are affected by land use change and disease), and I love it. Having had zero out teachers or mentors in STEM during my own education, I’m trying to be visible and build queer community wherever I am.