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Dr. Jennifer Frick-Rupert

Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert earned her Ph.D. in Zoology from Clemson University and holds the Dalton Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Brevard College in western North Carolina. Originally from South Carolina, she grew up with a love of nature and the outdoors. She teaches courses in environmental perspectives, biodiversity, biology, and natural history and was awarded the 2003-2004 Award for Exemplary Teaching at Brevard College.  She is a frequent presenter for naturalist groups, including the Roan Mountain Naturalist Rally, NC Native Plant Society, and The Wilderness Society.

 The Legend of Skyco: Spirit Quest is Jennifer’s first Middle Grade book was released April 4, 2017. Jennifer is also the author of nonfiction books, Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians and Waterways: Sailing the Southern Coast