Dr. L.S. Gardiner is a science writer and illustrator who leads various education projects at the UCAR Center for Science Education. She creates educational experiences about weather and climate for blogs, websites, museum exhibits, interactives, curriculum, and books. She is the author of the essay collection Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change (Iowa Press, 2018).
Before diving into science education in 2001, she was diving into the ecology of Bahamian coral reefs, researching how clams and snails lived amidst Pleistocene changes in climate and sea level. She holds a PhD in geology (paleoecology) from the University of Georgia, a bachelor's degree in geology and marine science from Smith College, and an MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from Goucher College. (For more information, visit Gardiner's personal website.)