18425483_1679457958734206_7672331974073901925_nI received my B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2014, and am now a Ph.D. Candidate in Cornell’s Department of Science & Technology Studies. My research considers how agricultural biotechnologists are deliberate, ethical actors navigating both a complex regulatory structure and increasing public concern about genetic engineering. My exposure to biotechnological development at Cornell, involvement with science and technology policy as an intern in Washington, D.C., my engagement with the agricultural biotechnology community through various writing positions and online engagement, my extensive on-farm agricultural experience, and my academic coursework and teaching have given me the standpoint necessary to appreciate not only the future role for this technology, but also the need for re-envisioning how its use is communicated, and its risk regulated. This webpage chronicles these experiences.