Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator based in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding and graduated with honors from Tyler School of Art's graphic design program in 2011. Rachel works for herself and spends all day and night drawing, writing, and learning as much as she can. Her work is inspired by history and science. She believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting and has a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible. Rachel hopes to use her work to spread her message about scientific literacy. She is the author of Women in Science, the I Love Science journal, and the forthcoming Women in Sports, which will be published in July 2017 by Ten Speed Press.