Arya is a science communicator based in Los Angeles. Her love for all things nature was sparked when she saw a hermit crab for the first time as a child. Probably. This website is (mostly) her art portfolio.
By most hours, she's a storyteller for a natural history museum; outside those hours, you can probably find her playing violin, gardening, or attempting to perfect her pickling techniques. One of her favorite rocky intertidal species is the ochre sea star. (It's colorful, resilient, and doesn't have a backbone — what's not to love?)