I'm a Connecticut native, Pennsylvania college graduate, Utah transplant and now a Delaware resident.
I've wanted to be a public radio reporter since my junior year of college when I was a production intern for WNPR News - Connecticut's NPR affiliate. While there, I pitched a story on Taste of Hartford - an event featuring reduced prices at local restaurants, and when I sat down with a Hartford restaurant owner to interview him, I was hooked!
As a science reporter, I've broken stories about an uptick in humpback whale mortalities, the state's shellfish farming program, a harbor seal rescue, and proposed science budget cuts in Delaware.
Some of the things I've done on the job:
•I steadied myself on slippery rocks to watch for shore-bound turtles.
• Joined researchers on a boat to sample for microplastics in the Delaware Bay.
• Watched a rescued seal find his way back to the ocean.
• Suited up to learn about beekeeping in Delaware.
• Walked along a restored beach with the US Fish & Wildlife to watch them count the growing horseshoe crab population.