I'm originally from Des Moines, Iowa but I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in August of 2012 as my partner pursues her PhD at Georgia State University. I am currently the Education Program Manager for Earth Science programs at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Earth Science and minors in Geology and Anthropology. I worked at Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park as an interpretive Ranger in 2005 and 2006. While I wasn't at the park I was working back in Iowa at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) on the programs team. I worked at SCI for over six years, until I left for Atlanta, finishing my career there as the Interim Director of Public Engagement.
I'm a fun loving person who loves the outdoors, backpacking, camping, photography, walking to work, my family, my friends, science, sparking young minds (and all ages) love of science and nature, and of course nano technology!
Nanoscale phenomena, Technology tools and applications, Health and medicine, Environment, Consumer products, Envisioning the future