Category Archives: What’s It Like To be

WILTB September 2017

…A Woodcarver

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself. How did you become interested in this work?

I was trained by a German woodcarver named Frederick Brunner and trained at the studio of Cascieri and diBiccari in Boston, Massachusetts. I learned both clay modeling for bronze statuary work as well as woodcarving anything […]

What’s it like to be a storyteller?

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Len Cabral, and I am a full-time storyteller. I have been sharing stories with children in grades K through 12 for 40 years. I travel and perform nationally and internationally at festivals, museums, theaters and educational conferences. I tell folktales, legends and […]

What Is It Like To Be A Paleontologist?

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
I am a Ph.D. student at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, majoring in vertebrate paleontology, with a minor in science education. I completed my bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am interested […]

WILTB – April 2017

What’s It Like To Be…. Peter D’Amato

My name is Peter D’Amato, and I am the founder/co-owner of California Carnivores, Inc., the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the country. We house the largest collection of insect- and animal-eating plants in the world that’s open to […]

What’s It Like To Be- March 2017

An Economist

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.

My name is Tibor Besedes and I am associate professor of economics at Georgia Institute of Technology. I was born in Croatia and came to the U.S. in 1995 to attend college. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 1998 and […]


Sarah Perreault | Senior Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
I live in New England, I love trivia and interesting pieces of information, and I enjoy working in my garden, kayaking and skiing with my husband and kids. I’m also a big fan of baseball! […]

What’s It Like To Be – Elections Specialist

Each state handles the details of elections differently. is month, we talked to Daniel Simpson, an Elections Specialist in North Carolina.

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
My name is Daniel Simpson, and I work as an Elections Specialist at the North Carolina State Board of Elections. I graduated from Duke […]

A Historian at Montpelier

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My name is Kyle Stetz and I have had a life-long passion for history. I grew up in western New York state near the Pennsylvania border. Growing up, I visited historic sites, and nearly every summer, I visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania., as I had, and still have, […]

What It’s Like To Be…

Executive Director of the American Student Government Association?

Butch Oxendine is the Executive Director of the American Student Government Association, which serves and supports collegiate Student Governments nationwide.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve been working with student leaders and student governments for nearly 35 years. I was a student government officer myself in college, and for many years, I edited the national magazine Student Leader and […]

Senior Research Scientist for NOAA

Meet Dr. Harold Brooks. He is a senior research scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and in his words, “ran around a bunch of places for college and graduate school.” He has lived in Norman, Oklahoma, since 1990, working on a variety of projects including studying […]