Kathleen Masterson has always loved the many intersections of art and science. In college she studied English and Environmental Studies and was torn as to which one she'd have to "choose" when finding a job. She taught high school English for a few years, and then swung back to science when she traveled to rural Argentina to work on a bird research project. She returned home to study science journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she wrote for the local newspaper, made a short film about 4,000-cow dairy, and created several short films in the Bolivian Amazon basin. After graduate school she went on to work as digital producer for NPR's science desk.