Selena Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems at Montana State University.
Ashley Duval is a scientific consultant for the UN on international agriculture and is working on a PhD in horticulture and breeding of tropic perennials.
Rachel Meyer is a plant evolutionary biologist at New York University who specialises in the evolution of food.
The three botanists met during graduate studies at the New York Botanical Garden and founded Shoots & Roots Bitters, a craft bitters-making company based in New York City. Shoots & Roots Bitters hosts workshops and lectures across NYC and beyond in the authors' mission to engage everyone with the world of botany.