As I mentioned last week, I’ve been helping out on a news post on ocean acidification for the ODFW Marine Reserves website. Having never written a journalistic article before, I found this to be a unique challenge. Most every assignment back in college was strictly scientific in format (save for the stray arts/humanities paper), so there weren’t many opportunities to write on my own terms. But both this news post and the Sea Grant Scholars blog have made me aware of just how enjoyable and fulfilling writing can be when given a chance to express my own voice within the content, and now I’m actually giving scientific communication serious consideration as a potential career path moving forward, something that wasn’t even in the back of my mind just a couple months ago. It’s amazing how much one experience can change you.
Stay tuned for future posts, and enjoy!