Woman, Utah, USA
Hi all — I ought to look at other bios first, but what the heck — I can always come back and change it.
Raised Mormon, but family was never strict — dad actually developed evolution program at Brigham Young University, so that gives you a clue. My parents still attend but are not believers. Sisters have left in practice, but only I have had my name taken from the role.
Developed a love of science and the outdoors — largely from doing stuff with my dad. Parents always encouraged us to think and discuss things. Also a math nerd. Eventually got a degree to teach both science and math, but fell in love with museums. That took me to grad school. Spent 20 years in museums until, for various reasons, I landed back using my teaching certificate in Utah.Full Bio