Shannon Fischer grew up in south Florida, and promptly moved north for college. She received her B.A. from Amherst College, where she studied brains, behavior, and—inexplicably—Russian. Later, she moved to Boston and after a few false starts, began working towards an M.S. in science journalism at Boston University. She hopes to be done by early 2010.
Shannon also recently completed an internship at the National Zoo, where she wrote and edited for the Smithsonian Zoogoer, and to her immense delight, was occasionally allowed behind the scenes at animals exhibits.
She is interested in zoological oddities, curious diseases, and the ever-baffling habits of humanity. In her spare time, she enjoys bad puns, local sports, and too much science fiction for her own good.
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