The herper of the week is Kirsten Hecht, a PhD student studying Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida. Her work is mostly on aquatic salamanders. She created the site www.giantsalamanders.org to help educate people about big salamanders in the US such as the Hellbender, the largest salamander in North America.
She is also the founder of #CryptobranchidWeek on twitter
Her professional site can be found here
Her twitter is @HellbenderHecht