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Esther is an Austin native who spent more than 12 years as a newspaper journalist with publications like the Austin American-Statesman and the Charlotte Observer. When she's not writing, she likes to travel, read and knit. 

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves is the Spring 2021 Science Communications intern. She's a sophomore majoring in Public Health and Plan II Honors who enjoys spending time outdoors in the many parks around Austin. She is a news desk editor at The Daily Texan and was their Fall 2020 Senior Research News Reporter. This semester, she hopes to hone her reporting and writing skills while helping scientists communicate their research effectively. 

Cason Hunwick is a senior Rhetoric and Writing major and Science Communication minor at UT Austin. His favorite scientists include Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie and Linus Pauling. He plays piano, plays soccer, rock climbs and enjoys working with researchers to communicate their discoveries in compelling and insightful ways.