Janet G. Cooper received BA in Biology, San Jose State University, 1964. Taught outdoor education for the Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey School Districts for seven years and served as Assistant Principal the last three years at Redwood Glen in the Santa Cruz mountains. Did graduate work at Brigham Young University. Danforth Foundation Fellow 1976 to pursue Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Taught for over 30 years at Provo High School; Advanced Placement Biology, Botany, Honor's Biology, General Biology, Ecology, Natural History of Utah and several summer field courses. During her teaching career received dozens of awards for teaching excellence and service. Retired in 1999 and now resides in Woodland Hills Utah.