Vivian Underhill lives in the Bay Area. She works as a chemist at the US Geological Survey, researching mercury contamination throughout California. She is also a freelance writer, focusing on environmental and queer issues. She wrote the Boulder Frugalista weekly column for the Colorado Daily from 2010 to 2012. She has also published work in New West Magazine, Bitch Magazine Online, Lip Poetry Journal, and Autostraddle.com. Most recently, she wrote the Queered Science series on Autostraddle.com. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies, summa cum laude from the University of Colorado.