About Me

My name is Aya. I'm involved in science communication, natural resource management, and independent comics.

I have a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (Conservation Biology) from the University of Rhode Island.

I have worked for various government and non profit organizations in the U.S. and internationally. I have lived in Atlanta, Boston, Rhode Island and in Japan. My work has included representing the U.S. in Japan; banding birds; capturing and identifying bees and insects; writing reports; drawing cartoons for labs and science journals; and managing social media for science resources.

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I self publish books and minicomics. I have been published in anthologies such as Boundless: A Science Comics Anthology, Dark Lady, and Legacies: An Asian American Anthology.

You can email me at: Aya.Rothwell (at) gmail.com, Akadoristudios@gmail.com, or use the contact form below.