About

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 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, 2014.