Hello, devoted readers. I am stoked to introduce myself as the new APS science writing intern and tell you a little bit about the journey that’s led me to this wonderful physics nook in College Park, Maryland. It starts in a place not too far from here at the Ohio State University where I studied astronomy and physics, dabbled in astronomy research and discovered my passion for science writing as an undergrad.
My path then veers south to the land of cowboy boots, BBQ and “Howdy!” greetings at Texas A&M University – the school from which I will earn a master’s in science and technology journalism this December. From there, I launched myself into a series of internships, each one with unforgettable people and invaluable experiences that I will forever carry with me.
I returned from Italy about one week ago, which brings me to today, sitting here at APS with a cup of steaming cocoa beside me, anticipations for fall leaves, festivals and food and mounting excitement for the stories to come during my time here at APS. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’m sure I will enjoy writing them.
Last on the docket, my pseudonym under which I will be posting. I combined Newton with The Terminator as a nod to my admiration for science fact and fiction.