Tiffany Yap is a conservation scientist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She strives to better understand the interconnectedness between people and the natural environment whether she is testing wild frogs and salamanders for disease, measuring marine fish for recreational fisheries, monitoring intertidal seaweeds and snails, surveying newts on roads, or fighting to protect endangered animals and habitats. Tiffany holds a doctorate in environmental science and engineering and has published studies in Science, EcoHealth, and other scientific journals. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including the New York Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR.
The daughter of Chinese Filipino immigrants, Tiffany was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. When she’s not working her day job as a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, Tiffany enjoys hiking, flipping logs in search of salamanders, and sharing delicious food with friends.