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.