Helen Wortham


Pennsylvania Teachers Certification-Drexel University


Helen Wortham admits to being a transplanted Texan and holds a Biology degree from Texas A&M University and an Illustration degree from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Helen Wortham has worked at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center studying and sequencing proteins involved in cell function. She then combined her love for both science and art into becoming a medical and scientific textbook illustrator.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Scuba-dived off the Great Barrier Reef
  • Designed and crocheted the face-hugger creature from Alien
  • Worked as an animal handler at the Philadelphia Chlidrens Zoo