As a writer, it is important to know where your passion began. For me, I have been writing all my life, literally. As a child, I wrote letters to grandparents and other family members relating to them the things that I held important. Writing was, and still is, an integral part of my daily life.
My academic background, for the most part, has been in the sciences. I received my B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry and an emphasis in microbiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After graduating, I then completed my degree in medical technology at Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology.
For 21 years, I worked as a microbiologist in various hospital and private lab settings performing cultures, testing for antibiotic sensitivity, and providing physicians with crucial medical information pertinent to the treatment of their patients. In 2009, I made the decision to make the transition from working full-time as a microbiologist to that as a freelance writer. I am currently working with a company performing copywriting for website and blog content as well as pursuing this writing and editing business.