Paul CaraDonna, PhD, is a pollination ecologist based at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University. His research takes place every summer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) and focuses on the mutualistic interactions between plants and pollinators. Paul grew up near Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Northern California to study Botany at Humboldt State University. He then received a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, where he studied the effects of climate change on plant-pollinator interactions at the RMBL. He then spent two years as a research fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, working out the intricacies of the way in which plant-pollinator interactions form and dissolve in nature. He and his partner (also a scientist) have been coming out to the RMBL for more than a decade, and they now bring with them their 5-year-old daughter (Zoe Birdie), who is slowly learning the flowers and bees.