Dr. Irina Predoviciu is the Assistant Director of the National Wood Laboratory, in Crivitz, Wisconsin.
Irina has a doctorate in Botany from The University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has also worked as a Consultant for a variety of organizations such as The Timber and Wood Association of Greater Manhasset and the Federation of Lumberjack.
She also is the host of a Wisconsin favorite Radio Show, called What Wood am I? that offers free consultations for wood identification.
In Danger on Deception Island, Nancy finds Dr. Predoviciu's phone number in the back of a book all about wood. Nancy is confused by the book and notes the Dr.'s phone number. When Casey Porterfield needs the type of wood, Nancy calls Dr. Predoviciu and discovers that the type of wood is Luan.