Amy Freitag is a researcher in North Carolina studying local ecological knowledge within the small-scale fisheries. She spends half her life studying the most charismatic of organisms – humans – and the estuaries on which they depend. While not contemplating grand social theories about democratizing science, she enjoys a good jam session and watching sunsets over the estuary.
In addition to lying on the lines and nodes between disciplines, she also appreciates and wants to foster discussion about application of research and creative ways to create outreach opportunities. She deeply hopes that someday scientific literacy is high enough that the line between the expert scientist and average person is sufficiently gray that people are comfortable working across it.
E-mail her at bluegrassbluecrab at gmail dot com