I am a PhD student in physics at the University of Washington. My research focuses on molecules that vibrate in particularly "weird" ways; I use physics to help translate those vibrations so we can see these molecules more easily. I first started writing about science as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, writing articles for the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department about faculty research. In graduate school, I've presented my research to the public at Seattle Town Hall (briefly expressing molecular vibrations through dance), and written about physics and astronomy for Live Science and the American Physical Society. The AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin is where I first got the connections to be able to publish science writing, which makes me particularly grateful to AAAS for all the opportunities they've given me, including this one! I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be a Mass Media Fellow at WIRED in San Francisco, and I'm excited to be a part of their newsroom!