As a kid, Becki Robins did the whole science fair thing. She grew bacteria in Petri dishes, she put seedlings in the closet to see what they would do without light, and she tried to develop a brilliant strategy for preventing the browning of cut apples. Mostly, she stank at it. She never outgrew her fascination with science, it’s just that she’s much better at writing about it than she is at doing it.

Becki is a second-year graduate student in the Science Writing program at Johns Hopkins University. She’s written on a broad range of subjects, from the redwood forests and abandoned gold mines in her home state of California, to the wolves of Isle Royale and the quiet but resolute quest to find a cure for rabies. As a mother of four, Becki also writes about parenting, traveling with kids, and the unique challenges of raising an ADHD child. She’s also written about history, food, and entertainment. She’s currently working on her first middle-grade novel.

Becki has appeared in Earth Island Journal, Sacramento Parent, Her View from Home, and Grunge.com.