A few weeks ago, I was hooded! The history and tradition of academic regalia goes way back but essentially, I earned my wizarding robes. Since I earned my PhD, I now have: velour patches on my gown, a “hood” with the Tufts University colors and “PhD blue” velour (you can see it in the front), […]
Insect pollinators and real-world science
Last semester, I had the absolute honor (and pleasure) of being one of Tufts Experimental College’s Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellows. Now, the ExCollege is looking for help to continue funding graduate students through this amazing program. To learn more about the program, check out this blog post I wrote for Tufts Graduate Admissions last […]
The hive was like Grand Central Station
“The hive was like Grand Central Station at rush hour. Commuters moving in every direction, purposeful, industrious, and functioning in organized chaos.” Such an eloquent and accurate description of a honey bee hive on a warm summer day. As 2017 comes to a close, there are countdowns and “best of” lists almost everywhere you look. […]
The Story Collider
All the way back in June, I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Communicating Science National Workshop. As part of that conference, I participated in a Story Collider workshop (which was incredible). And now, I am honored to say that I told a story at a local Story Collider show and my story made […]
Gettin' buzzed with honey bees
Back in June, I attended the National Communicating Science Conference (#ComSciCon) in Cambridge, MA and one of the many awesome people I met was Sadie Witkowski! Sadie is the host of a podcast, PhDrinking, where she interviews a scientist about their research over a drink. I had the pleasure of being one of Sadie’s interview-ees […]
I am honored to have been featured as one of The Best Bees Company’s #NextGenBeekeepers! Find out how I got into beekeeping, my least favorite part of beekeeping, and more here!
This week, I am curating @Biotweeps! @Biotweeps is a twitter account that is taken over by a different biologist each week. If you’re on twitter, you can follow my week (starting yesterday!) at the handle @Biotweeps. I’ll be talking about a few of my favorite things: honey bees, pollinators, and science communication. If you’re not […]
Honey bees drink dirty water as a nutrient supplement
As National Honey Bee Day (yes, it’s a thing!) approaches, check out a guest blog post I wrote for the Genetics of Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science! Read the full post here.
National Pollinator Week!
I celebrated National Pollinator Week by spending time with my honey bees (which I technically do every week), and honoring a pollinator a day on Twitter. While it’s great that we have a whole week that’s nationally recognized and set aside for pollinators, we should celebrate pollinators every day! Pollinators make crops possible, they add […]
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Communicating Science National Workshop (a.k.a ComSciCon17)