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In every lab, field, or town, there is a story yearning to be told.  I have loved the written word since I was young and was always creating stories, poems, or songs, a practice carried to this day.

Long before I graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science, I was interested about the tendrils connecting the environment to humans and how best to nurture the connections, for both recipients sakes.  My passions led me to work for 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 started grad school at Michigan State University in the department of plant pathology where I am finishing my Master’s degree currently.  After countless days at my lab bench in grad school, I realized writing and communicating are the constants in my life and I could do far more sharing and educating through words than I could at my lab bench.   I hope to also contribute to local food security and sustainability through vegetable and fruit farming with my wonderful husband, Dirk.  As a writer, I want to share stories from any person with something to say and educate about food security, agriculture, development, and science.