Lisa S. Gardiner, PhD MFA, leads educational resource development at the UCAR Center for Science Education, developing K-12 curriculum, exhibits and website content to help people of all ages learn about the science of our planet. Gardiner is a writer, storyteller, illustrator, scientist, and educator. She created the Zika Zine (UCAR, 2019), a new GLOBE resource for informal learning about mosquitoes and Zika through stories and comics. She is also the author of Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change (Iowa Press, 2018) and co-creator of Elementary GLOBE and GLOBE Weather curricula. Gardiner holds a PhD in geology 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.