Astronomy master’s student launches career in science writing with prestigious communication programs

Erika K. Carlson thrives on the sense of wonder that comes along with learning about the universe.

The self-described science nerd is fascinated with the wild and weird phenomena scientists are exploring in physics and astronomy, and she wants to share them with the world.

“I’ve loved the fact that as a science student and as a graduate student researcher, my job has basically been to learn about cool science things full-time,” Carlson said. “I want as many people as possible to get to experience this, at least a little bit.”