Roberta earned a BS in Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Master’s degree in Entomology from Cornell University. After serving as a biology instructor at various community colleges, she took a research specialist position with the University of Arizona. She worked closely with the Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program teaching gardening and entomology, and became a Master Gardener herself. She also developed a set of lesson plans about honey bees for the University of Arizona.
More recently, she has been a 4-H leader and taught science to various homeschool groups.
Roberta is now a writer of children’s nonfiction and occasional freelance speaker, in addition to inveterate blogger and bibliophile.
See her blog about writing and reading children’s books at Wrapped in Foil.
She also is developing lists of nonfiction books for children at Science Books for Kids.
Going back to her entomology roots, she explores the science and natural history of ants at Wild About Ants
You can reach her at growingwithscience at gmail (dot) com