Data tell our stories.
As a scientist, I love learning about our world. But what I love most is when what I learn speaks to our humanity – to how we love, live, steward our planet, nourish our bodies, and thrive together as a society.
American Society for Microbiology // March 4, 2022
“Do not be seduced by lazy nihilism. It is precisely because no single solution will save us that everything we do matters.”Hope Jahren, The Story of More
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