I am both a scientist and a writer passionate about communicating how the world works. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, I expect to defend in spring 2016.
My writing has appeared online on National Public Radio’s science blogs Shots, Goats and Soda, and The Salt. I also blog about the intersection between science and poetry at I Spell it Nature. I tweet about science and stuff I find in the woods at @JessieRack.
In my free time, I can usually be found reading or hiking, or daydreaming about doing those things.