M.S. Student, Curator at R.K. Godfrey Herbarium & Field Botany Teaching Assistant
Natasza Fontaine is a natural science illustrator, amateur photographer, and biology graduate student at Florida State University. Her experience working at the New York Botanical Garden and FSU herbaria has developed her passion for collecting and mounting plant specimens. Her love of plants is deeply intertwined with her love of birds. Her thesis is focused on understanding plant diversity and distribution to assess bird habitat associations for conservation management. In addition, Natasza has a passion for behavioral bioacoustics and how bioacoustics are used to monitor biodiversity. She enjoys volunteering as a Shorebird Steward for Florida Audubon and public engagement, especially by way of visual arts. She holds a visual arts degree from Norfolk State University (B.A.) and a communication degree focused on television production from the New York Institute of Technology (M.A.).