Wendy Paulson’s career has been in education and conservation action. She taught in both public and private schools and, more recently, helped start programs of classes about birds in New York City and Chicago public schools (and still teaches in the latter). She chairs the Cook County Forest Preserves Conservation and Policy Council, and serves as trustee or adviser for multiple conservation organizations, both domestic and international. Wendy has led bird walks for over 30 years—in Illinois, New York City, and Washington, DC—and is a longtime participant in native grassland restoration. She wrote the chapter, “Song of Northerly Island,” for City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (University of Chicago Press).