Perrin Ireland has been a doodler her entire life, a learner who visualizes concepts in order to understand them. She is senior science communications specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she helps tell the story of how science plays a part in NRDC’s work. She also produces biweekly visual explications of the latest research news for Discover Magazine Blogs Visual Science. Perrin advocates for the importance of visual thinking in advancing science communication, leading workshops on visual notetaking for scientists and journalists, and participating in conferences and events by providing graphic capture to improve accessibility of science for general audiences. You can follow Perrin on Twitter at @experrinment.