I’ve been lucky enough to work in conservation professionally. At the Philadelphia Zoo I picked up a role in Environmental Education, helping to share how creatures of the world—from Rhinos to field mice—need our help. Other jobs have come via the renewable energy sector and research about the health effects of hydraulic fracturing. I currently work as a Watershed Community Organizer.

In my free time, I write, typically late at night. Some stories have been nominated for awards, namely Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Pushcart Prize. When not writing, I work with my hands on little projects devoted to the animals I keep. For my gecko I crafted a loft complete with amenities, for my turtle I built a floating garden, and for my sweet old dog I stuffed an extra-downy bed.

More to come! Stick around by following @the_sour_potato.