Cyndi has a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in plant ecology and was playing with plants and making concoctions long before her college days. She is also an avid crafter, specializing in knitting, embroidery, soapmaking and beadwork. She’s always tried to find ways to incorporate science with creativity. Currently employed as a hazardous materials transportation specialist at a global chemical company. Teaching others about the wonders of chemistry and botany provides a creative outlet. Cyndi also enjoys teaching about plants at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh and is a frequent guest speaker at many regional garden clubs. She is also a big blues music fan, often attending several live music shows every week and learning to play guitar. Her Ravelry user name is BluesSoBad.