Marissa Heffernan is a senior in the Honors College at the University of Arizona studying journalism, environmental
While Heffernan has always loved writing, she did not become interested in journalism until high school, and in college, fell in love with science journalism. She is the science communicator for the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program, managing editor at the Daily Wildcat and produced a documentary on modern zoos in fall 2017.
Outside of living and breathing science journalism, she loves hiking, rock climbing and all winter sports.
this episode of Thesis Thursday was edited and produced by Bridgitte Thum.