I was born in Staufenberg, Germany, but we moved to the United States when I was quite young. We first came to the US as a result of Chernobyl; my parents were working in a lab and had access to a geiger counter and after the nuclear disaster they went outside and the grass in which my sister was playing was radioactive. My parents had never been to the United States but my mom and a friend took their kids to Santa Cruz California to sit out the radioactivity. They decided they liked it and soon after moved to the US for good, ending up in Mansfield, CT after a few years in California.
Between then and now is a long story, but this webpage will hopefully serve as a collection of stories, projects, art, and ideas.
In Defense of Science
I am deeply concerned by the Trump administration's move to gag scientists working at various governmental agencies. The US government employs scientists working on medicine, public health, agriculture, energy, space, clean water and air, weather, the climate and many other important areas. Their job is to produce data to inform decisions by policymakers, businesses and individuals. We are all best served by allowing these scientists to discuss their findings openly and without the intrusion of politics. Any attack on their ability to do so is an attack on our ability to make informed decisions as individuals, as communities and as a nation. As nations do not live in isolation on this planet and America has been a leader in research for decades now, this attack will sadly impact the quality of life for citizens across the globe.