Hannah is a multifaceted researcher, educator, and science illustrator communicating the relationship humans have with the environment to the public. Her passion for accessible science can be found in the work she creates as HEKpaintings, a small business dedicated to conservation and environmental education.

Kim’s unique experience curating avenues of open science in freshwater, marine, and tropical ecology in California and Costa Rica, taught her valuable leadership skills she will continue to utilize in her higher education and career. In fall 2023, Kim will be attending Eastern Washington University’s Master of Science in Biology program investigating the skin microbiome of amphibians. 

She joined the FPI team in 2023 to work with us and the In Situ Lab Initiative to develop creative and innovative new graphics designed to communicate the ever-evolving network of collaborative efforts within the ISL Initiative.