One of the most unique places in Tucson, Arizona, is the Biosphere 2. The Biosphere 2 is located to the north of Tucson, about 35 miles (or nearly an hour) from downtown. It’s one of the spots that nearly every Tucsonan has visited and recommends to anyone who comes to town. It’s operated and funded primarily by the University of Arizona, my alma matter, along … Continue reading A Rain Forest in the Desert?! Explore the Science at Biosphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona
So you’re thinking about moving to Arizona? Well, you’re not the first one! Arizona is the fastest-growing state in the entire United States. I, myself, moved to Arizona and lived there for 10(ish) years after living in California. Here’s what I know about what it’s like to move to Arizona. What part of the state do you want to live in? Arizona has three major … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Moving to Arizona
I am currently a senior in college, graduating from the University of Arizona in a few short days. After four years at my university, here is what I’ve learned in college: In college, everyone is a mess. Coming in as a freshman, everything about starting college is so new and exciting. There is a world of possibility! It’s overwhelming, shocking and exhausting. As a senior, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned After 4 Years in College
For the spring semester of 2019, I interned at Arizona Public Media (AZPM for short) as a radio news intern in Tucson, Arizona. AZPM is Tucson’s local National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate and is based out of the University of Arizona. I worked 10 hours a week in two five-hour chunks of time on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a 30-minute lunch, and it was the … Continue reading I Interned at Arizona Public Media!
Story originally published on the Arizona Sonora News Service This year’s superbloom in southern Arizona was a bright and colorful sight that will soon be fading into the glare of summer. With rains late in the winter season and cooler temperatures continuing through the winter, wildflowers thrived throughout the region from March to April. “We’ve had more flowers this year than in many years past,” said Andy Fisher, the … Continue reading A blooming treat in the desert
Story originally published on the Arizona Sonora News Service Imagine being flown out into the middle of the Russian wilderness by helicopter. The helicopter drops you off with rations and supplies to last you a few weeks, which you’ll carry around with you. There is no Wi-Fi, no television, no bathing except in the frigid river water – and no civilization in sight. You won’t … Continue reading ‘Shooting stars’ and the quest to collect meteorites
Southern Arizona is one of the most beautiful and best places to be during wintertime. This January I went hiking in Coronado National Forest, located about 25 miles from Green Valley, south of Tucson, Arizona. The weather that day had a high of around 65-70*F (although it was chillier in the shade) and a slight brisk breeze. All in all, perfect hiking weather! My grandma … Continue reading Nature Trails in Coronado National Forest, Arizona
I wrote a story about a frog… and it is honestly one of my favorite stories out of everything that I have ever written! It’s about the American Bullfrog and, without giving away too much detail, the scientists that I encountered while writing this piece were just as peculiar as the frogs themselves. Imagine brief, hot summer rains in the American southwest. The hum of … Continue reading The American Bullfrog: The Frog that Eats Its Own