Lisa Morano is a Professor of Biology and Microbiology at the University of Houston-Downtown where she has served since 2001.  She teaches many courses in environmental science and also currently serves as the Director for Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability.  She is passionate about the intersection of art and science where students can gain valuable critical thinking skills and reflect with what they are learning.  She particularly enjoys reading and writing poetry.  Like a scientific formula she believes a poem is an attempt to convey a complex concept as efficiently as possible.