Alicia Leona Thomas is an interdisciplinary ecologist whose work explores the intersections of ecology and society. She has worked in urban ecosystem ecology, silviculture, water resources, GIS applications, disaster resilience, civic ecology, human dimensions, environmental education, wilderness policy, and wildlife refuge management. She currently works as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, focusing on managing impacts to listed species from renewable energy and urban development in the Colorado (Sonoran) and Mojave Deserts. Her other passions are traveling, photography, writing, and creating music.