Reyn Ojiri (2012)
Reyn, a native of Hawaii, obtained his bachelor’s degree in Plant and Environmental Biotechnology from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and then attended the Graduate Certificate Science Illustration Program at California State University Monterey. He is particularly interested in scientific illustration of birds because of the role it can play in promoting conservation in Hawaii, his home state. Hawaii is an ecological oasis filled with evolutionary oddities and an abundance of native birds found nowhere else in the world.
As a Bartels Science Illustration Intern, Reyn’s main project was to create a cover illustration for the Best Management Practices for Golden-winged Warbler Habitat in the Appalachian Region, an important document helping land managers to manage habitat for the declining Golden-winged Warbler. He also produced the illustrations for a brochure about creating gardens for birds.