Jessica Gregson

University of Iowa

Jessica is a PhD candidate in microbiology. She received a BA in evolutionary biology from Mount Holyoke College, where she learned the value of a good science metaphor. She spent time in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer before getting her MS in molecular biology from New Mexico State University. While her current research focuses on the role of viruses in cystic fibrosis, science communication is her passion. Her goal is to make scientific research accessible to everyone.