About Me


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In every lab, field, or town, there is a story to be told. I have loved words since I was young and was always writing stories, poems, or songs, a practice continued to this day.

Long before I graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science, I was interested in the tendrils connecting the environment to humans.  My passions led me to work in agricultural and food education in Minnesota, to vineyards of South Dakota, Plant With Purpose in California, and to World Hunger Relief in Texas, where I caught the farming bug.  Wanting to learn more about agriculture and fungi, I attended grad school at Michigan State University in the Department of Plant Pathology, where I finished my Master’s degree in December 2018.  After countless days at my lab bench, I realized writing and communicating excite me more than research.   As a writer, I want to share stories from any person with something to say and educate about food security, agriculture, development, and science.  Currently, my husband, Dirk, and I are farming at King’s Hill Farm in Mineral Point, WI where we grow organic vegetables.

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