Former scientist - Current sports writer
My academic track and career aspirations as an exobiology researcher took a serious hit when my longtime friend and advisor Lynn Margulis passed away unexpectedly during the first year of my Ph.D. research. After being unable to continue my unique research elsewhere, I began the path to my lifelong dream of being a sports journalist.
I was a graduate student studying environmental evolution and the microbial mediation of rocks (science), I've been touring with Phish since 1997, and I've played and studied sports for over 30 years. I think I'm expert in all three subjects. People have refuted my expertise in all three subjects. You be the judge.