Mariah Quintanilla is a Master’s journalism student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in the Health, Environment and Science specialization. She writes about nature, science, people and anything that inspires her.
Mariah studied Entomology at the University of California, Davis, where she developed a fascination for science and nature. She worked in a plant pathology and forestry lab, and later realized that pursuing a career in scientific journalism would allow her to combine her passion for writing and scientific discovery.
She has trekked through the Guatemalan jungle in search of secret springs, slept in a prisoner of war camp in Northern Italy, and lost many impromptu soccer games to children while in Mexico. She hopes to continue telling stories of human perseverance and scientific innovation throughout her journalism career.(Photo courtesy of Bill Healy)