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Alexandra Branscombe, BS’13 LSC

branscombeScience writing can be a blast—literally—according to Life Sciences Communication alumna Alexandra Branscombe. She recently shared an account of her first year as a science writer, featured on the LSC website, which starts with this thrilling moment:

“I kneeled over a small blue box covered in dials, hand poised over a detonator button. I yelled “fire in the hole,” three times (the safety protocol for a test range), then pressed the trigger. The concrete bunker muffled the sound of the explosion as the shape charge fired, but it was still strong enough to rattle my teeth. No, I am not an explosives expert—I am a science writer.”

Read Branscombe’s full account here.