I’ve always been drawn to the sciences. For all of high school, I was convinced I would end up in the world of medicine. In my free time, I pored over anatomy text books, took classes at the medical school nearby and volunteered as an EMT with the local rescue squad. Today, the walls of my bedroom at home still feature medical posters and paraphernalia.
Then, during my senior year of high school, I took an environmental science course. The course opened my eyes to the inextricable link between humans and our environment, and I headed off to college determined to study these connections between people and nature. I got to work on various research projects, including working with a community of sea gypsies in Indonesia, studying ghost crabs on a Marine Corps base analyzing ocean sediment cores to decode past climates and traipsing around salt marshes across Cape Cod.
I began to realize my excitement for uncovering new bundles of truth, and sharing that knowledge with others. I rejoice in those moments when I can share something that broadens another person’s understanding of the world just a tiny bit further.
This blog is another experiment of sorts — one in which I try my hand at science writing. It will be my stomping grounds; a place where I can stretch my legs out, test the waters, and warm up my writing voice. I hope to delve into curiosities, learn science that enchants me, and explore how best to share that science with others. Unlike most science experiments, I have no clue where this one will take me – but I can’t wait to find out. Thanks for reading!