Karen Romano Young is an polar explorer, deep sea diver, writer and artist. The author of two dozen books for young people — many on ocean science — Karen is the creator of the science comic series Humanimal Doodles, #AntarcticLog (developed under the Antarctic Artists and Writers program) and I Was a Kid.

Project Description: Karen’s work as Artist at Sea has taken her from pole to pole. This autumn she’ll take her pens and paper aboard R/V Atlantis, to the Atlantic and Caribbean for the Alvin Science Verification Expedition, in which the deep submergence vehicle Alvin will attain 6500 meters depth for scientific research — a first!