Tobey Tam, PhD, has a background in the fields of biotechnology patents, computation biology, and health care. She prosecuted biological, biochemical, and medical device patents in local law firms and in a biotech company. She also holds a California teaching credential and has taught a variety of science and health care courses at the college level for over ten years and has taught at UCSD, CSUSM, and the San Diego Community Colleges. She received her Ph.D. in biology from UCSD and conducted her post-doctoral research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. When she is not working, she enjoys nature by visiting the state parks.