I have a BA in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. I had a career in biological and medical research prior to starting my own writing business about 20 years ago.
I’m an active environmentalist, and an avid gardener. I’m passionate about my photography and love to cook what I grow. You can read about my battles with and for Mother Nature as I restore our local coastal wetlands with the Orange County Conservation Corps (my part-time day job) and attempt to grow some of our own food in our tiny and shady urban/suburban yard.
I live in Orange County, California with my husband Vic Leipzig (shown here with our twin granddaughters). We write a weekly column on the environment that appears in the Huntington Beach Independent. You can read it online by going to www.HBIndependent.com and looking under Opinion, and then Natural Perspectives.