Heather Wiedenhoft is a scientist and freelance writer with a passion for the outdoors. Her research work has led to peer-reviewed publications like Cell Journal and Harmful Algae, and range from topics in neuroscience to immunology to environmental science. Her more creative science writing has revolved around marine and fisheries ecosystems, with a move towards nature and outdoor writing. She is currently a contributing writer for Fisheries magazine. When she is not making discoveries in the lab or crafting on her computer, you can find her exploring the backwoods of Oregon, tip-toeing to mountain tops or taming raging rivers.