I am a Grand Valley State University alumni, with a Bachelors in writing and a minor in biology. I am an experienced writer in the creative and magazine fields, and have a background in environmental biology. Before transfering to a writing degree, I spent three years of college pursuing a degree in marine biology, and most of high school and middle school attending events and studying for a career in environmental marine biology. During this time, I learned that there are many writers, and many biologists, but few who are both and can forward their ideas with facts or good writing.
In my free time I love to write stories, edit peers work, and research new facts about reptiles and aquatic life. I love to use my knowledge to power my writings, using them to help educate people through stories. I also love grammar, and am the go to person to help edit documents for grammar, errors, and rephrasing.
Research paper depicting the intelligence of octopi; spacial memory, stimuli, defense mechanisms. Included to show early recognition of research skills.
A look at the life of crocodilians, and the way they interact with others of thier own species and outside stimuli. Included to show recognition of recent research paper.
On page 66. An informational piece about coral reefs, history, biology and current issues. An article published in the The Thinking Hand, a class based magazine used to sharpen our skills for magazine editing, writing, and formatting.
An article about the physical and mental health benefits of having a cat in the house. Will be published in the 2018 August Magazien sent out to gain awareness and donations for the League for Animal Welfare.
On page 24. A movie review piece combined with comparison and short background on the 2017 Beauty and the Beast. Included to show skills in comparison and movie reviews. An article published in the The Thinking Hand, a class based magazine used to sharpen our skills for magazine editing, writing, and formatting.
A peer critique on a story about a homeless man infatuated with the invertebrate occupants of his shelter, especially the spider Cassy. Included in portfolio to show skills as an editor, including feedback skills.
A peer critique on a story about a war in the fairy world. It takes place at an academy to train young fae, and the main character Nerissa is a water based fairy. Included in portfolio to show skills as an editor, including feedback skills.
A collection of cat and dog biographies for The League for Animal Welfare's adoption website. Included to show skils in creative writing, and ability in concise writing.
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