I am both a scientist and a writer passionate about communicating how the world works. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut in the spring of 2016. I am currently a lecturer with the Princeton Writing Program, where I teach a writing seminar on Sensory Communication.

My writing has appeared online on National Public Radio’s science blogs ShotsGoats and Soda, and The SaltI also blog about the intersection between science and poetry at I Spell it NatureI 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.

Photo by Linda Smith, 2014.

Photo by Linda Smith