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Nausicaa Valley Press is an independent children's picture book publisher dedicated to providing environmentally focused, artistic, and engaging picture books to inspire future generations to create a more sustainable world. 

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Founder Vicki Sando is a former STEM teacher with a professional background in the environmental education and design industries. She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Touro College. Also, Ms.Sando completed the Certificate Program in Conservation and Sustainability at The Earth Institute at Columbia University.  Ms. Sando is the Education Working Group Chair for the Green Roof Researchers Alliance.

 Zee Lehar is a professional illustrator and graphic designer with a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts.

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