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Andrea Dingeldein

The Local Naturalist
Andrea Dingeldein (The Local Naturalist) is a marine-focused science illustrator based in Pacific Grove. As a freelance illustrator, she works closely with researchers, marine laboratories, parks, and environmental organizations to create art that communicates scientific information in a clear and engaging manner in order to make science more accessible to the public. She is also the field sketching instructor for the Science Illustration Certificate Program at CSU-Monterey Bay, and graduated from the program in 2016. You can often find her with her head in local tidepools, checking under rocks for the weird and wonderful invertebrates and fishes that inhabit this dynamic and extreme environment!