Education and experience

1974-1985, many lovely years spent in classrooms (indoors and in the field) in Casper, Wyoming, graduating from Natrona County High School, valedictorian

1988, semester abroad in the Program in Global Community, Center for Global Education (Augsburg College), Cuernavaca, Mexico

1989, B.A., Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; biology major, Greek and Spanish minors, summa cum laude

1990-1991, Rotary Foundation scholarship, Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

1993, internship, organizing semester programs and travel seminars at the Center for Global Education in Cuernavaca, Mexico

1995-2002, doctoral program, Program in the History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota

1996-1997, NSF-sponsored program in Nature, History, and the Natural Historical Sciences (Norman, Oklahoma; Tempe, Arizona; St. Paul, Minnesota)

2002, Ph.D. in history of science and technology, focus on the history of 20th century biology and agriculture in the United States and Mexico

2002-2004, postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, research assistant to Daniel Kevles working on topics at the intersection of the life sciences and law

2005-2011, technical writer, grants editor, tool builder; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

2011-present, freelance writer and writing consultant: science and technology, food/agriculture, energy and climate