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Tidepooling is one of Andrea's favorite activities.  This practice helps keep her inspired and refreshes her knowledge of local marine creatures.

Tidepooling is one of Andrea's favorite activities.  This practice helps keep her inspired and refreshes her knowledge of local marine creatures.

About

Andrea holds degrees in Marine Biology (M.S., B.S.) and Studio Art (B.A.) from University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is also a graduate of the Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey Bay and is now the program's teaching assistant. 

In summer 2016, she was awarded a graduate fellowship at one of the nation's longest-operating marine labs, the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories. There, she created illustrations for a tidepool exhibit in the main building and collaborated with researchers to create figures for presentations and journal publications.

Andrea's work strives to communicate science topics (particularly in marine biology)  in a clear and engaging manner in order to make science more accessible to the public.  She creates work for researchers, marine laboratories, engineering companies, parks, and local environmental organizations that fight to protect the places and animals she loves.

If you are interested in working with Andrea or would like to purchase prints of her work, please email her at thelocalnaturalist@gmail.com.