Tricoles is an independent science writer based in Tucson. She has held science writing positions at the University of Arizona, Emory University and Georgia State University. She also served as a reporter for Athens, GA’s public radio affiliate WUGA-FM and as a local host for NPR’s All Things Considered. Robin graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in journalism and from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in biology. She also earned an MA in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University.