I’m currently a PhD student in molecular biology at Northwestern University where I study how RNA is created and folded inside of cells — a process that’s essential to all life. After doing research in the lab, I became interested in the impacts of science communication outside of the lab, ranging from making science more accessible to influencing policies and informing decision making. I’ve pursued these interests as a social media contributor for the Biophysical Journal, editor for the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, and freelance writer. I also serve as a policy intern for the Office of Sustainability of Evanston, IL, where I work on developing zero waste policies and analyzing data on greenhouse gas emissions. Although I’m a biologist, I enjoy writing about all things science and am excited to cover science for Voice of America in Washington D.C. this summer.