Nicole Salgado is a biologist, educator and artist based in the Central Mexican highlands. She is the author and illustrator of The Bajio’s Bounty: Home Cooking from the Queretaro, Mexico Region. Salgado is actively involved in the environmental and education fields both in the U.S. and Mexico. Her writing and art centers on nature, sustainability, motherhood and biculturalism, and she blogs at The Succulent Seer. Salgado is originally from Central New York and has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.A. from San José State University. She lives in Querétaro, Mexico, with her husband, daughter, two cats and a flock of birds.