I'm Becca, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. I'm studying how nutrient cycles behave on land now, how they behaved all throughout Earth's history, and how those cycles are connected to evolutions in the atmosphere and biosphere.
I did my undergraduate degree at Michigan as well, although it wasn't until the end of my sophomore year that I realized geology was something I was interested in. I finished with a dual B.S. in Earth & Environmental Sciences and Communication Studies, which was my original major. Now, I've had the opportunity to combine my skills and interests in grad school. I really enjoy carrying out my research and working with undergrads in lab, but I also love writing about science and academia more broadly.
Outside of grad school - because there is, in fact, such a thing as life outside grad school - I enjoy running, reading, writing, and the occasional sketching session. And naps, but who doesn't love a good nap?
Please feel free to contact me!