I'm Becca, a Ph.D. candidate in biogeochemistry at the University of Michigan. I'm curious about how Earth's life, landscapes, and atmosphere have changed over billions of years, and how the continents and oceans are connected. I use soils (fossilized and modern) from all over the world to study these processes.
I'm also passionate about the intersection of science communication, race and gender, and feminism in the contexts of academia and social justice. Through my writing, I aim not only to share cool research with a broad audience, but also to cover the ways we're falling short and need to do better. Science doesn't happen in a vacuum - we have to talk about science and society for the full picture.
I am currently serving as the Geological Society of America's Science Communication Fellow.