Dr. Carole Ann Rollins - Author/Illustrator Bio
Dr. Carole Ann Rollins’ environmental education activities have earned her awards and grants from state, national and international organizations. She is honored to be a recipient of the White House Millennium Green Award for her Eco-Garden Habitat; the National Endowment for the Arts Award for her Environmental Education Activities; the State of California Outdoor Education Program Grant for an Environmental Education and Design class she created at UC Berkeley; Scholarships from the Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society; chosen as Commencement Speaker for her College of Agricultural Science graduation ceremony at UC Berkeley.
Originally from Stockton, California, Carole earned PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, an MA in Environmental Education from the University of California at Berkeley, and an AB and BS in Conservation of Natural Resources and Architecture at University of California at Berkeley. She spent time in New York, Switzerland, and California pursuing a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. She is now writing and illustrating in northern California amongst the redwoods and flora and fauna that provide her with breath-taking inspiration from the natural world.
Carole loves to create, whether cooking, writing, drawing, speaking, picking flowers, decorating or sharing her creations. She loves to watch seeds grow and help struggling plants to turn around and thrive. Her wonderful husband eats all her food creations – no matter how they come out. What a sweetheart!
Carole is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Author’s Guild.
“We are each unique individuals, whether humans, animals, or plants. We are wonderful and glorious in our diversity and individuality, but we are also dependent upon each other and interconnected. We cannot survive alone. We need each other and need to help each other to survive – as an individual, as a species, as a city, as a habitat, as a state, as an ecosystem, as a country, and as a planet. No matter what culture we come from, no matter what species we are (plant, animal, or human), we all need to work together to create a peaceful planet where we can all be friends and help each other fulfill our dreams and destinies as individuals and as a planet.”