Tyus D. Williams is a wildlife ecologist and science communicator with a focus on carnivores, especially big cats. He’s particularly intrigued by the influence predators have on the wildlife and people around them. Born in Southern California, Tyus moved to Georgia and was passionate about wildlife from as young as six. He grew up watching his childhood role models Jeff Corwin and Steve Irwin on TV, and knew he wanted to be a biologist when he got older. Tyus has tracked jaguars in Belize and surveyed salamanders in the Appalachian mountains, and is studying for his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.