Vishva Nalamalapu studied ecology at Grinnell College. One summer, she researched what made drought-vulnerable plants more likely to survive droughts because she was excited about the potential it had for making plant conservation more targeted. After she realized her findings would not automatically reach people beyond those in the field, she decided to shift her focus to extending that reach through science writing.
Vishva is now a communications fellow at Grinnell College, where she writes science and other stories for their website and The Grinnell Magazine. She loves writing about the environment with an interdisciplinary and inclusive perspective.