Kristi Charish holds an MSc and BSc from Simon Fraser University and a PhD from the University of British Columbia and a background in Archaeology, both of which she draws upon for details in the story. Kristi has worked as a scientific advisor on projects such as fantasy and sci-fi writer Diana Rowland’s series White Trash Zombie, and as an expert in community outreach programs. She has been a writing instructor in the UBC Science and Creative Literacy Symposia and a repeat panelist at the VCON Science fiction and Fantasy convention. Kristi is also a social media coordinator for the non-profit Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST). She is an information translation specialist, who has experience adapting complex science material for both scientific and entertainment media.