About Raisa Kochmaruk

Writer, reader, runner. Lover of folk music and birds. Based in the Northeast.


I am an illustrator who seeks to accurately reflect the natural forms that we study and cherish. My scientific illustration is done in watercolor and gouache, I use graphite and pens for portraits, and my murals are in acrylic. I work by commission, and enjoy learning the science and stories behind each subject. Commissions could include any of the styles found in this online portfolio.


Cornell University

(2017 – 2021)
BA | Environment and Sustainability Studies

Concentration | Science Communication

Minor | English