I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography. In 2019 I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with degrees in Chemistry (emphasis in Biochemistry, B.S.), Physics (B.A.), Mathematics (minor), and an American Chemical Society degree certification. Growing up near the ocean in the Pacific Northwest, I have always felt a connection to, and appreciation for, the natural environment.
Science, not Silence
“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
“Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back. And it’s fine if you as an adult want to run around pretending or claiming that you don’t believe in evolution, but if we educate a generation of people who don’t believe in science, that’s a recipe for disaster. We talk about the Internet. That comes from science. Weather forecasting. That comes from science. The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong.”