I am a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an electrochemist masquerading as an organic chemist, I study how electricity can power chemical reactions, and I use electrochemical tools to understand the details of how those reactions occur. When I’m not in the lab, I intern as a science writer for the UW-Carbone Cancer Center and participate in K-12 science outreach on campus. Before moving to Madison, I earned my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Ripon College and helped manage the campus writing center where I learned how important clear and engaging communication is within all fields of knowledge! I love that writing helps me connect with people whose first interest is not science and show them how the scientific process reveals a world that is both knowable and full of wonder. I have lived in Wisconsin for the past 15 years, and I’m incredibly honored to write for my fellow Wisconsinites at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this summer as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow! In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband, re-watching the Great British Bake Off, knitting, and camping in inclement weather.