Her whole life, Ranger hoped to work at a nature center.  She grew up on the outskirts of Kalamazoo, Michigan, next door to corn fields and sheep pasture, making frequent trips to the local nature center.  Ranger studied biology (BA) and entomology (MS) as well as animal behavior (PhD work) and Library and Information Science (MLIS), so as a naturalist she is always ready to research and learn more about plants and animals.  She worked as the birthday party naturalist and camp teacher at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary for six years and has many more years of experience teaching, both in the classroom and in outdoor settings.  She is excited to continue her study of native plants and to add to her knowledge of Houston insects and other fauna.  Ranger has a fondness for wasps and all creatures buzzy and slithery.  She enjoys running, walking her dogs, gardening, reading, and playing board games.