Rachel Caauwe is a freelance scientific illustrator from Michigan. She is an alumna of Northern Michigan University and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. When she is not drawing, she spends time researching the latest scientific discoveries and networking with fellow artists. She also enjoys being outside, cooking, listening to music, researching genealogy, and being a librarian at her local public library. She lives with her boyfriend—a biology student—and two Sudan plated lizards.