Get to Know Me

Who exactly am I, and what makes me qualified to talk about science?

My name is Rachel Alenius-Thalhuber. My maiden name (Alenius) is pronounced like the word “miscellaneous”- hence the name of the blog. I am a 26-year old woman living in Fort Worth, Texas and working on her Ph.D. in biology. I study the reintroduction and conservation of Texas horned lizards, but I’ve dabbled in a lot of different scientific fields. My background spans a pretty wide field of computer programming, genetics, chemistry, math, physics- it’s a lot.

That being said, I plan to use this blog to explore the science of a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How to care for orchids (based on their ecology)
  • My holy grail skincare products and the science behind them
  • I have ADHD. What does that mean?
  • Why science says you should walk more
  • How to make naturally carbonated soda using the science of fermentation
  • What you need to know about antibacterial products
  • And so, so much more.

Like life in general, I’m not sure where this blog will take me, but I hope you’ll join me for the ride!

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