“I’m a member of the UAF Fencing club, that’s one of my favorite hobbies, especially in the winter. … It’s something I always wanted to do as a kid. ... It’s a neat sport because you don’t need to be the biggest or the strongest to win. You have to be fast and good at strategy, which I like because I’m not that burly of a person. … I also like that in the fencing classes here there are kids from high school through adults of all ages. We don’t have a lot of sports that are just open to any age. … I’ve been fencing for about 17 years. I didn’t start until after college and I wish I had started earlier because there are a lot of things that are less intimidating when it’s not somebody coming at you with a sword — job interviews and other things don’t seem to make me as nervous now that I have that sport in my life.”
In the EarthScope National Office with Beth Grassi, science writer and public information officer for EarthScope.