Ann Caudle is the Science Illustration Program Director and an Instructor. She teaches Introduction to Science Illustration, Science Illustration in Color, Botanical Illustration, and Exhibit Preparation and Portfolio Development. A lifelong passion for combining art and science led to a freelance career in natural science illustration. Since 1983, she has been the primary color illustrator for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, creating hundreds of images of fish, shorebirds, marine mammals, invertebrates, marine algae, shore plants, habitats, and human models. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; and National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Andrea Dingeldein is the Program Assistant and teaches Field Sketching for the Science Illustration Program. Her academic background includes degrees in studio art and marine biology from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. She earned her M.S. degree studying larval coral reef fish behavior in the Caribbean, and she has been a certified diver since the age of 12. Her passion for the ocean is evident in her work as a freelance illustrator: she thoroughly enjoys partnering with scientists, environmental organizations, and local recreation businesses to highlight the incredible diversity of life in the Monterey Bay area and around the world.
Amadeo Bachar is an Instructor for the Science Illustration Program. He teaches Introduction to Digital Media, Advanced Techniques in Color Science Illustration, Design of Graphics for Motion, Web & Print, and Applied Integration of Digital Media.
Justine Lee Hirten
Justine Lee Hirten is an instructor and teaches Zoological Illustration for the Science Illustration Program. Since 2010 they have specialized in the study of animal morphology while working as a wildlife rehabilitator and freelance science illustrator.