I'm Becca (she/her), a science writer and Ph.D. candidate in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan.
My science writing to date broadly covers earth and environmental sciences in the Anthropocene. I'm interested in how ecology and environment, climate change, and humans are all influencing and being influenced by each other. What does that mean for people, either one small community or worldwide? How do equity and environmental justice intersect with these issues? How can policies and science work to address them?
I am currently serving as the Geological Society of America's Science Communication Fellow.
In graduate school, I use soils (fossilized and modern) from all over the world to study how Earth's life, landscapes, and atmosphere have changed over billions of years. We can also use fossil soils to reconstruct past climates, to better learn from the past.