Melody J. Overstreet is an artist and educator with teaching experience ranging from elementary to college level. Melody’s ongoing work as an artist is inspired by the interconnection between human beings and the land. Her hand-made works have been featured in publications such as Wax and the Artist Book II, Chinquapin, and Surface Design Journal. She is creator of several imaginative science self-publications including Vapor y Sediment, Earthquakes, and As-Is. She was instrumental in the creation of Santa Monica College’s Organic Learning Garden, and continually strives to support students’ interdisciplinary interests through her teaching. In addition to co-teaching the Book Arts class, Melody is in the process of completing her Holistic Health Certification, with a focus on medicinal plants.