Amanda Kelley is a wildlife biologist and professor at the College of Charleston. Growing up in British Columbia, she developed a love for wild places and the creatures who live there. She earned her Master’s in Ecology at the University of Alberta, where she studied red squirrel personality development and met her husband, W. Scott Persons. She enjoys exploring novel ways to communicate science, from photo-documenting wildlife rescues to incorporating fossil impressions into her concrete art. Her photographs have been featured in the American Museum of Natural History, Discover Magazine and Canadian Geographic.