As a child, Peggy Mullin’s passion for science and storytelling started somewhere between spending all day splashing through the muddy creeks of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and poring over a different National Geographic before bed every night.
A graduate of The University of North Carolina’s environmental science program with minors in marine science and photojournalism, Peggy is a strong believer in the mutual benefits of art and science. She is dedicated to making science accessible and understandable and believes that stories can change the world. As an undergraduate, her environmental research took her to Montana, Australia, Hawaii and North Carolina, and will hopefully continue to lead her to wherever the science goes.
Peggy's undergraduate research focused on the prediction and modeling of algae growth rates in the context of algae biofuels through the Johnson Lab at Duke University Marine Lab. Formerly, she served as the communications intern for the UNC Institute of the Environment and public relations chair of UNC Epsilon Eta. In the past, she has worked as a a laboratory technician in the Piehler Lab at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, communications intern in the UNC Office of Research Communications, a staff photographer and writer for The Daily Tar Heel and is the former director of social media and outreach for Climate Stories NC.
She is currently based in Boulder, CO working as a flight science technician for Scientific Aviation, focusing largely on atmospheric gas detection all over the globe using drones and small fixed-wing planes.
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