Mesa Schumacher

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Represented by Katherine Wessbecher

Mesa is a children’s book author and illustrator by night. By day, she is a scientific and medical illustrator, animator, and infographic designer. She got her start in illustration working on archaeological sites drawing artifacts and reconstructing buildings, and from there she moved into scientific illustration, infographics, and medial illustration, earning an M.A. in Medical Art from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. She is passionate about the details of science and nature, travel, exploration, and the meetings of minds and cultures and is a real big research nerd. Her favorite thing is taking big and complicated ideas and making them easy to understand. She currently lives in Fiji with her husband and two kids, though she has called many places home.