I’ll admit it: I spent many of my years in school doing what was required for a good grade, but I didn’t master critical thinking in my everyday life until graduate school. When I finally did, it changed my perspective in so many ways! Thinking critically like a scientist enables us to make decisions based on evidence and to feel confident in our choices. It also allows us to identify scientifically sound practices for keeping our world as healthy as possible. For these reasons, spreading science to everyone is the main goal of my outreach endeavors. A few of my favorites are presenting science/art collaborations with my lab at the Atlanta Science Festival, teaching middle school students about renewable energy at the University of Georgia’s Bioenergy Day, and educating kids about pollinators in Piedmont Park with summer program participants from Georgia Tech. You can find a full list of my outreach activities in my CV.