Class of 2012 graduate from CSUMB's Science Illustration Program. scienceillustration.org/
Also I'm a 2010 graduate at the University of California San Diego, with a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution (Biology). I've also minored in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (ICAM).
I've had private art instruction since I was 11, and normal after school art classes before then. This was in traditional art though, and taught by a local professional in my hometown, Dante Rondo: www.danterondo.com/
I've had my stuff shown in a restaurant and at a local art gallery in my hometown at age 15.
In highschool I taught myself how to use photoshop since it was required at an internship I did that makes army training games. I learned a bit of 3Ds Max there too. Whee! Since then I've moved on to making more digital art instead of traditional pieces.