Cornell University, Neurobiology and Behavior
Fellowship Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Fellowship Site: Dallas Morning News
I’m drawn to discovering and sharing the remarkable stories that science reveals. As a PhD student at Cornell University, I’m uncovering the story of how a group of Hawaiian Laupala crickets form new species at a remarkable rate, diversifying into 38 different species with similar ecology, but very different songs - and an elaborate, day-long (!) mating ritual. As an associate producer for Brains On, a science podcast for kids (and curious adults!) I’ve been telling stories inspired by questions from kid listeners. Their questions stem from an intense curiosity about the world, and in grappling with them I produced stories ranging from how scientists discovered plate tectonics to investigating the termite-killing farts of the beaded lacewing. I’m excited to bring this same curiosity-driven reporting to the Dallas Morning News this summer as a AAAS fellow.
Fellowship publications at Dallas Morning News