Stella McQueen fell in love with New Zealand’s native freshwater fish so hard and fast that she started writing a book about them six months after she realised they existed. The New Zealand Native Freshwater Aquarium was soon followed by A Photographic Guide to Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand, with a return to university sandwiched in the middle for good measure. She is now a roving freelance fish specialist. Stella is a very active science communicator, through her surprisingly popular Facebook page, New Zealand Native Fish, as well as radio and written articles. She will present on the subtle art of taking science nerdery to the masses.