This has led me to have some extraordinary experiences, from wrangling raccoons to chasing white sharks to trudging through hip-deep mud in a marsh. After receiving my degree in biology, I set my sights on graduate school, hoping to build on my research experience in paleoceanography and coastal ecology. Science is such a beautiful and creative field. There is nothing that can compare to a boat weaving through a marsh at sunrise or sifting through fossils that are millions of years old. Look at me, getting teary-eyed. But I wanted more than what academia offered. I wanted to interact with people, think of absurd solutions, to serve the environment and the people who enjoy it, and to keep chasing my whims.
So, now what? I help disseminate scientific knowledge as the social media editor for Massive Science where I'm also an occasional writer. I'm open to work and have a particular interest in outreach and community science projects. But I'm also excitedly moving towards more creative pursuits, such as storytelling, graphic design, and video production. I'm open to collaborations, part-time, and contract work. You can connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn.