Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin was born and raised in California, where several chance encounters with jellyfish lured her into their enthralling universe. She is the author of Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean and Jellyfish: A Natural History. She has given two TEDx talks and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers and government reports. Gershwin has also discovered more than 200 new species of jellyfish as well as one dolphin. She lives and works in Australia’s beautiful island state of Tasmania.