Dr. Moncie V. Wright is from San Antonio, Texas. Her family and life partner are wonderful humans who she values even more than science. She obtained a BS in environmental science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she also helped to create the campus’s first official greenhouse gas emissions inventory. She worked full time for a small woman-owned consulting firm while simultaneously pursuing an MS in environmental biology from Hood College. During her time at Hood College, she studied the population dynamics and behavioral interactions of two different invasive crayfish species. She received her Ph.D. in Biology from Baylor University in 2018 where she studied the ecotoxicology of titanium dioxide nanoparticles to aquatic algae and bacteria. Dr. Wright currently works as an environmental scientist for a consulting firm. She helps to manage an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pesticides review contract, trains new and existing reviewers, is engaged in ongoing communications with EPA scientists regarding technical inquiries, and performs intermediate and final QAQC processes to ensure that project deliverables maintain the standards that have been set over the last three decades of the contract. Moncie competes in strongman competitions where she lifts heavy, awkward objects and just generally wrecks herself on a regular basis in the gym. If you would like to contact her, please do so here: monciew1 AT umbc.edu.