About Rebecca

Rebecca Heisman (née Deatsman) is a writer, naturalist, and educator currently based out of Walla Walla, Washington. You can follow her on Twitter at @r_heisman and see her full resume on her LinkedIn profile.

Education: B.A. in Zoology and Environmental Studies from Ohio Welseyan University, M.S. in Natural Resources (Environmental Education emphasis) from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Field biology experience: Multiple seasonal field technician positions during and immediately after my undergraduate degree, working on birds as well as plants and amphibians in places including Saskatchewan and the Australian Outback

Environmental education experience: Five years in positions of increasing responsibility at various organizations, moving from an internship to a seasonal position to a graduate fellowship and finally working as the education coordinator for an environmental non-profit in eastern Oregon

Writing and communications experience: Master’s degree project in promoting environmental education through social media; currently have an ongoing contract as the Communications Assistant for ornithology journals The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: Ornithological Applications; my writing has appeared in publications including Slate, BirdWatching, High Country News, and Earth Island Journal (for a full list with links see Writing)