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 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.