Pamela Pelletier is the Community Planner at the University of Arizona (UA) since 2008, working first at Tumamoc Hill and now the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR). At both facilities, Pamela established environmental education programming for K-12 students. She is currently a fourth year PhD Candidate in Arid Lands, minoring in Art and Visual Communication and Science Journalism. She believes teaching science through visualization, art and creative expression can help members of the public understand science more effectively. Her research focuses on the way in which visual imagery communicates science about wildfires, and ways improved science communication can increase scientific literacy.