Kylie Martinod is a science educator at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She had a passion for science since middle school, but truly became interested in Biology when she did a marine biology program at her high school. Kylie pursued a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut where she had the opportunity to do research on invasive plant species. That research experience inspired Kylie to get her Master’s in Botany at Miami University where she conducted an intensive fieldwork project quantifying the amount of the invasive shrub Amur honeysuckle in white-tailed deer diet. Kylie found a passion for teaching during her Master’s in Botany and decided to get a second Master’s in Teaching in Life Science at Miami University. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, baking, knitting, and going on adventures!