Wenfei is a biologist with a passion for understanding and conserving the natural world. She went to Princeton and Oxford as an undergraduate, and has a PhD in evolutionary biology from Harvard, where she is currently a research associate. She has been a keen birder since the age of 12, and has gone on to share her love of birds through her paintings, photography, research, teaching, nature guiding and writing. Wenfei has recently moved to New York City from Alaska, where she was a professor in the biology department. She spends part of her summers in Montana, where she guides birding and nature tours on horseback.