Below is a way-too-long description of me (incase you want all those not-actually-juicy details).
I grew up in Middle-of-Nowhere, North Carolina on a tobacco farm. Throughout my years living there, I learned (a whole lot more than I ever thought I would) about farming tobacco and enjoyed the many perks of living in a small town. My sister and I used to go running through the old farm roads when the giant field irrigation system was on. In hindsight, this really doesn't seem like it was the greatest idea because I'm just sure there were fertilizers and all sorts of chemically goodness in the puddles we waded through.
My enduring love for science must be credited, in part, to my high school biology teacher, Mrs. G. With her instruction I like to think I developed into a full-fledged science geek. My loves are entomology, medicine, and space (though I enjoy almost any kind of science). I also have a long-standing love affair with nudibranchs, cuttlefish, and penguins.
Ever since I can remember, I have been drawing on paper, napkins, walls, other people, etc. With my father's gentle nudging, I grew a passion for creating and drawing the world around me. Some of my favorite childhood memories include rainy-day trips to the North Carolina Museum of Art.
North Carolina State University is my current academic home where I am a biology undergraduate with a special interest in arthropod vectored diseases. The transition from Middle-of-Nowhere to Raleigh was crazy to say the least (so much asphalt, and where are all the tractors?), but I am now happy to call this city my home.