I grew up in a university town in central Illinois. College took me to Michigan, post-bacc took me to Ohio, and graduate school has brought me to Carrboro, North Carolina. I've fallen in love with the sun, the trees, the rivers and lakes, and the incredible friends who helped me make North Carolina my home.

I am currently at the University of North Carolina working on my M.A. thesis in Biology. I am writing my Master's thesis on Fisher's Fundamental Theorem. I do a bit of programming, and I like to set my shell windows to black background and green text because I like to pretend I'm a computer analyst on CSI.

This is a screenshot of my work waiting for me on my other desktop while I'm here fiddling with my website :)

This is a screenshot of my work waiting for me on my other desktop while I'm here fiddling with my website :)

Currently, I work at the Museum of Life + Science in Durham, North Carolina. I am in the education department and spend my days working with children to explore science in a fun and accessible way. I love my job and I am so lucky to work with such amazing people in a phenomenal setting.

"My Mendelian Monster" worksheet. Participants draw colored foam genes (colors indicate alleles) from a box to find out the genetic traits to give their monster on the coloring page.

"My Mendelian Monster" worksheet. Participants draw colored foam genes (colors indicate alleles) from a box to find out the genetic traits to give their monster on the coloring page.

My passion is for making science accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Science is about exploring and observing the world around us, which everyone can participate in. Currently I am focusing on creating low-literacy Biology programs and worksheets, which I will post in the Curricula section of this website (upcoming)

My hobbies include decorative woodburning, writing poetry, playing with my cats, and any crafts I can think of.