Sandy Masuo is an editor, educator, author, and conservationist on a mission to enlighten and to inspire wonder in the world around us. She currently serves as senior writer at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Prior to that she was the associate editor in the Los Angeles Zoo publications division for 18 years. From 2010 to 2014, Sandy served on the Southern California Horticultural Society board of directors, and from 2010 to 2021 was an active member of the Association of Zoological Horticulture. In 2016, she published her debut novel (as Rosana DuMas). Unnatural Selection: Life and Death on the Paper Trail is the story of a horticulturist/detective investigating the dubious death of a zoo docent. She has taught fiction and business writing as well as a variety of classes from succulent gardening to bird watching at local community colleges. She holds a BA from Brown University and an Ed. M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.