I have beenIMG_2642 wanting to start a blog for so long, and today is the day!  First of all, I really appreciate those of you reading.  I hope that I can entertain, educate, and encourage you.

As my bio says, I am a Florida native who moved to southern Louisiana about five and a half years ago, right before the horrible oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and got a job as a fisheries biologist.

Seriously, crazy culture shock!  As if the oil spill and new job wasn’t enough, moving from city/beach life to bayou life was a complete 180!  Honestly though, I have a really COOL (do people still say that) job!  When people find out what I do for a living, they get a slightly shocked look on their face and then question me endlessly about it.  This is one of the main reasons I wanted to start this blog.  When I was growing up, the thought of being a biologist seemed like a far off dream that only happened to lucky people.  I never thought I would be able to live on a boat while doing research, dive, use fancy lab equipment, and have hallway conversations about moray eels!

I want to share my experiences with you and show that this profession is approachable and attainable!  Of course, everyone’s path is different, but I have met many people in this field and all have taught me something I can share.  My biggest goal is to relay the message that if you want to be a biologist, YOU CAN!  If I can do it, you can too.

Most of my writing will revolve around biology related topics, but I will also be sharing my home life too!  I have an awesome husband, cute kids (I mean pets), a garden, and a love for travel and adventures.  In the future I will also be posting “how to” videos because I am surprised at the lack of tutorials related to field biology.  If you have any suggestions, let me know!  I hope you enjoy my blog and feel free to interact with me!  Leave comments and share your stories.



5 thoughts on “Hello!

  1. Wayne Rowe August 27, 2015 / 2:26 am

    Looking forward to reading your blog.


  2. Shelby August 30, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    I love this! I’ll be able to keep up with one of my favorite people– despite not communicating much. 😘


  3. Zach September 15, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Really interesting posts!


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