rumble bee #9
Primary Skating Position
Blocker. I especially love playing offense for my jammers.
Derby name and number
Rumble Bee, #9. Nine is the number of bumble bee species in my research area, and the number of chemical compounds that makes up bee venom.
Off the Track
I am an entomology PhD student at Washington State University, studying bumble bee health and nutrition. I also love knitting, listening to podcasts, and playing card, board, and video games.
"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. **Love with your whole heart, and without reservation.** Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough." Ernest Hemingway & **Rumble Bee** (mashup)