Category Archives: What’s It Like To be

Research Technician

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Kevin Bishop and I have been at the NIH since 2006. I attended Virginia State University and earned a degree in Biology. While in school, I worked in a zebrafish lab for two years and interned in a microbiology lab at the […]

Astrophysicist?

Thanks for taking time for this interview! Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Christopher Moore and I am an astrophysicist. I am currently in graduate school pursuing my Ph. D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Graduate school has a lot of class work, teaching […]

Ecuadorian Biologist

KVN: Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Washington Tapia. I’m an Ecuadorian biologist, born in the Galapagos Islands (about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador). I love reptiles and am lucky to be able to work for the conservation of the giant tortoises of Galapagos. I […]

Adjudicator (Judge)

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My name is Michael Empric, and I’m an adjudicator (judge) for Guinness World Records, based out of New York City. I’ve worked for GWR for about four years and traveled throughout North and South America during that time judging record attempts.

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Fishery Biologist

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My name is Jenefer Bell and I am a Fishery Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Growing up in Connecticut my two loves were the ocean and Alaska. I remember saying to my parents I was going to live in Alaska even […]

American Fact Finder

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My name is Lynda Laughlin. I work in the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau. I have a doctorate in sociology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I live in Washington, D.C., but I haven’t always been an East-coaster. I grew […]

Translator

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My name is Corinne McKay, and I’m a French to English translator in Boulder, Colorado. French was always my favorite subject in school, and I was lucky to have really good teachers who helped me get better at it! When I was in high school, […]

Geodesist

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My name is Dr. Theresa Damiani. I grew up in Rochester, New York, and spent a lot of time outdoors when I was a kid. My family often went camping and hiking. One of our favorite places was New York’s Watkins Glen State Park, which […]

Storyteller

What does a storyteller do?
Well, the simple answer is, “Storytellers tell stories.” Storytelling is live performance art — it’s not reading aloud, nor is it acting. It’s sharing a story through language, facial expression, body language, tone of voice and — most importantly — through imagination. The storyteller holds the story in her […]

Interpretive Exhibits Coordinator

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My name is Tim Pula. I grew up in the Orlando, Florida, area but now live just outside of Washington D.C. As a young child, I loved going to museums and science centers.

Now I am part of the Spark!Lab team at the Smithsonian, where I […]