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Liz Chamberlin

Science Grant Writer

As a science grant writer, I work on proposals for projects across the organization in order to support all of the conservation science we do at Point Blue.

Due to combined passions for science and writing, I hold a Ph.D. in Ecology and an M.A. in English, both from UC Davis, where I studied both flying fox ecology in Australia and fiction writing. Before coming to Point Blue, I worked as a lecturer in the biological sciences and/or English Departments at Sonoma State, Santa Rosa Junior College, and numerous other colleges for over a decade, and have long been a science writer and editor. I’ve also combined my interest for biology and being outside by conducting field research on butterfly communities in the primary rainforests of Belize and by working as a dune ecologist with California State Parks in Monterey County.

In addition to all of the writing I currently do to support Point Blue’s scientific programs, I publish fiction and travel writing, and have been nominated to Best New American Voices. I love to read, travel, surf, ski and backpack with my family and have a weakness for watching late night sci fi TV with my 13 year old.