Sandy Masuo is an editor, educator, author, and conservationist on a mission to enlighten and to inspire wonder in the world around us. Since 2003, she has served as the associate editor in the Los Angeles Zoo publications division. From 2010 to 2014, Sandy served on the Southern California Horticultural Society board of directors, and since 2010, has been an active member of the Association of Zoological Horticulture. In 2016, she published her debut novel (as Rosana DuMas)—the story of a horticulturist detective investigating the dubious death of a zoo docent. She teaches fiction and business writing as well as a variety of classes from succulent gardening and birding at local community colleges. She holds a BA from Brown University and an Ed. M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.