Kézha Hatier-Riess has a Master’s in Wildlife Biology and studied coyote social behavior in Yellowstone National Park for her thesis. Among other wildlife projects, she has worked with spotted hyenas at U.C. Berkeley, and with small mammals at Mono Lake. She was the Associate Director of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, where she worked on many wildlife projects, and has volunteered with a number of wildlife conservation and animal rights groups. Currently she is also on the steering committee of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project. Kézha is an avid trail runner and loves to spend time deep the mountains and to travel with her husband and twin boys. She grew up in Berkeley, California and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her family and three dogs.