What I’ve Learned After 4 Years in College

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

I Interned at Arizona Public Media!

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!

A blooming treat in the desert

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

‘Shooting stars’ and the quest to collect meteorites

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

7 Things I Love About My University

I am currently a senior at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., studying science journalism and environmental studies. Over the past four years, I have grown to appreciate and adore my university. Why? For several reasons, but here are just a few of many. This is why I love my university… 1) It’s in my hometown, Tucson. I use the term “hometown” loosely because … Continue reading 7 Things I Love About My University

Nature Trails in Coronado National Forest, Arizona

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

The American Bullfrog: The Frog that Eats Its Own

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

Are Your Lights On?

Look up. Into the sky; into the stars. There is a vast universe out there, and thousands of astronomers throughout this planet are dedicated to discovering its secrets. Tucson, Arizona is home to some of the most advancing astronomical technologies and highest visited astronomy viewing sites in the world. Many Tucsonans and travelers have visited local observatories, such as Kitt Peak and Mount Lemmon, and … Continue reading Are Your Lights On?