Molly Steinwald is Associate Director of Science Education at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA (http://www.phipps.conservatory.org). She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Dallas, an M.S. in Ecology from Purdue University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Zoology at Miami University, researching the effects of photography on how people relate to nature. She serves as the Environment Committee chair of the North American Nature Photography Association, Affiliate Council member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Student Section officer and Eco-Art Festival director of the Ecological Society of America, and Board member of the Society for Conservation Biology's Religion and Conservation working group, and is a Fellow of the Fine Outreach for Science Gigapan program at Carnegie Mellon University. She has 10+ years teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level to science and non-science majors and K-12 teachers, in topics ranging from physiology to animal behavior to plants-people interactions; and has taught in classroom, field, zoo, and online settings. A self-taught photographer, she is recipient of multiple local to international recognitions, most notably exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008 as "one of seven emerging female artists from around the country," and exhibition of her photo-story, “Children as Citizen Scientists,” at the 9th World Wilderness Congress in Mexico in 2009. Her pictures are taken during walks with her children, en route between work and home, or for the specific purpose of communicating science to the public. Learn more about her at: www.mollysteinwald.com.
25% of the profits from my work goes to support Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - scholarship fund for Pittsburgh area underserved youth.