Shae is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who relocated to Boulder to pursue a master’s degree in journalism. She obtained her undergraduate degree in international development with a minor in geography from West Virginia University in 2014. As a student of journalism she plans to focus on environmental topics, and is covering science and the environment for Under the Flatirons. She is particularly interested in bridging the divide between research and its application in the hopes of better informing the public and helping to create effective solutions for the future. More of her work can be found on her blog, An Observationist.