Elizabeth Bernays is a professor of Entomology at the University of Arizona. She is a biologist turned writer. After growing up in Australia, she received her Ph.D. in 1970 at the University of London, England, and had a career as an academic entomologist (most recently as a professor in UC Berkeley and then University of Arizona) before obtaining an MFA at the University of Arizona where she is currently a Regents’ Professor Emerita. Bernays has published over two hundred scientific papers and books and several popular biology articles, as well as a children’s book. She has published poems and essays in a variety of literary journals.