I grew up in a small town in the Appalachian (that's Ap-uh-LATCH-un and don't let nobody tell ya otherwise) foothills of Kentucky. When I wasn't running wild through the woods with my cousins, I was being carted in the back of the mini-van as my older siblings were ferried to Little League games, gymnastics meets, cheerleading practices, and sleepovers. When you're the fourth of five kids, you take any chance you can get to talk to Mom and Dad one on one and, boy, did I like to ask them questions from my car seat. I'm still asking questions to this day and I've even started taking a shot at answering some of them. At the moment, I've trekked to the upper Midwest to learn about viruses. It's quite a bit colder here, and the vowels tend to have fewer syllables, but the awesome food, beautiful lakes, and great people have helped make the move easier. I've also embarked on an adventure with my second love, writing. This summer I'm completing a AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I love reporting on all the happenings in the science world, especially when it gets other people excited about science! Viruses, writing, cheese curds. What more could you want from life?
Published @The Milwaukee Jounal Sentinel during Fellowship
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