You still messing with them birds?

A quick one this time, but an important one. Regardless of whether or not you’re interested, within the first few minutes of meeting me you will learn that I love birds. I think most “bird people” are like that. Why birds? Because they changed my life. When you go outside, you will almost always see…

But I’m not in the picture

Warning: I will talk about ideas that may seem disconnected. That is by design, and will make sense in the end. I make sure everybody who enters my science-sphere knows I’m from the hood (poor, urban area with lots of people and little to no green space). Not because I think it makes me sound…

Look what I got myself into: Meet the marsh

I won’t speak for any of my fellow city folk, but whenever I heard the word “marsh” growing up, I pictured serenity, calm, stillness, comfort. If you’ve simply never thought about a marsh before, they are wetlands full of tall grasses, muddy soil, and water. They are stunning! However, when I stepped foot in the…

I think you’re the token

One time about 6 years ago, I was asked to talk to a group of 7th graders at an “inner city” public school about scientific research. Of course I was. I was the only black student in natural sciences at the local university, often referred to by my friends as the “token black student,” and…