Nik is a 31-year-old scientist and artist living in the US. He started making art at a young age by helping his grandmother make her storyteller doll sculptures. He is a self-taught artist and works on his sketches in his free time. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 2009 and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Nik feels really awkward writing about himself in the third person.