Becky Stephenson

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Location
Globe, Arizona
School
University Of Arizona
Expertise
Nature, Biology, Music, Mythology & Folklore, Literature, Weird Trivia
  • Becky writes for Grunge, New Noise Magazine, Desert Rivers Audubon Society, and Birding Insider. She has also been published in Bird Watcher's Digest and Desert Plants and was featured in the PBS documentary "Bird Watching Across Arizona."
  • She attends many concerts, occasionally guest DJs at KXCI in Tucson, and dabbles in music journalism via album reviews and artist interviews.
  • Becky loves mythological creatures like werewolves, vampires, mermaids, and bigfoot. She has probably read every book written on these subjects.

Experience

Becky's love of the written word started early with incessant journaling and the constant creation of absurd illustrated tales about rebellious goats, peripheral "Star Wars characters," and bigfoot impersonators turned vigilante. She won awards for her fictional stories as early as second grade and went on to manage and regularly contribute emo poetry to her high school's literary magazine. Throughout her life, she has worked a variety of oddball jobs at establishments ranging from dive bars to world-class resorts to botanical gardens. Her diverse experiences as a field researcher, bartender, nature tour guide, living collections manager, barista, herbarium "librarian," quality assurance technician, gardener, and document control specialist all inform her writing in different Hunter S. Thompson-esque ways. Nowadays, she is primarily a science writer for outlets like Desert Rivers Audubon Society and Birding Insider but also dabbles pretty heavily in music journalism by way of album reviews, post-show write-ups, and artist interviews at New Noise Magazine.

Education

Becky earned a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology with minors in botany and zoology from the University of Arizona.
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