My name is Aly and I am currently a Master’s student in Biology at East Tennessee State University studying the paleoclimate of the Neogene eastern United States. In 2012, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Science (majored in Program in the Environment and minored in Biological Anthropology). I am a Michigander, born and raised, but I have been to 48 of the 50 states, as well as Canada, the Bahamas, Italy, Switzerland, France and England. One of my life goals is to visit every National Park in the United States. I have a soft spot for museums and visit them whenever I can.
Science, particularly natural or physical sciences, are very important to me and I want to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When I hear a scientific term, I immediately break it down in my head. To many, science can seem like a foreign language. That’s where I come in. Scientia is Latin for knowledge and Veritas is Latin for truth. That’s my goal: to share knowledge and truth.