I am Kara Marker, a science writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I have a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in music and research experience in microbiology, specifically work on the infectious agent Staphylococcus aureus. I am persistent and passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness.
I live in Charlotte, and I am pursuing a Masters in English with a concentration in Technical and Professional Writing. I am a staff writer for LabRoots, the “leading scientific social networking website and producer of educational virtual events and webinars.” I cover immunology, genetics and genomics, and cardiology. I am also a Marketing Intern at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. They have a beautiful campus with research groups from universities all around the state, focusing on health and nutrition. Check the NCRC out online! I am also the Planner and Event Facilitator for the Charlotte Research Institute – I stay busy.
I am looking to explore my depth as a science writer as well as translate to the public the scientific jargon present in significant findings in order to decrease the spread of misrepresented scientific phenomena. Science is exciting, and I look forward to utilizing my creativity and passion for explaining scientific significance to inspire people outside of the field to appreciate and become invested in the latest movements in science.
I first got interested in scientific writing thanks to Carolina Scientific, UNC’s premier research magazine. Check them out here: