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nDash Writer Profile for Abbey Myrick


About Me

As a recent graduate of the Evergreen State College, I focused my Bachelors of Science in biology, neurobiology and communications. Of personal interest to me is the challenge of presenting statistics and data to non-scientists. While I am pursuing a career in research, I am also looking to utilize my communications skills to help bridge the gap between the public, scientists and government officials. When information is accessible, voters and consumers can better influence policies that impact their health and safety.

Plus, science is cool. Biology and neurobiology are my specialties, but physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and environmental sciences are all comfortable areas for me. I have held a number of diverse jobs from forestry to veterinary medicine. This background gives me a network of contacts as well as hands on experience in a variety of scientific fields. 

Aside from these areas of expertise, I also have a lot to offer clients when it comes to the logistics and mechanics of writing. I type at least 45 wpm and my research skills have been honed from years in academia--where collaborative projects ranging from research papers to journalistic articles were stressed under deadlines. I am experienced with procuring and conducting interviews, tracking my sources responsibly, and tailoring my writing style to fit specific readers. With a background in neuroscience, I am also aware of how the human brain learns best with pictures. This has led me to pay close attention to how graphs and diagrams can be utilized to enhance written communications. 

Not only do I have the education to understand the fundamental concepts involved in the above mentioned fields, but I can interpret those concepts in a timely manner and in a range of voices and formats to suit the needs of clients and their audiences.

Industries I Write About

Science & Medicine

Law & Politics


My Writing Samples

Capitol Lake, Historic Swamp: the History Behind Olympia's Most Controversial Park

Freelance piece written for the Cooper Point Journal detailing the environmental and economic impact of damming the Deschutes River in Olympia, WA.



Veterinary Assistant

Assisted in surgeries, dentals, and general office visits for a four-doctor clinic. Advanced my knowledge of chemistry and biology as well as adding to a long history of experience with animal husbandry and health.

Company: The Evergreen Veterinary Hospital

I worked there from 3/2019 until 9/2020

Mill Worker

Fabrication and processing of forest products. This position was the last job I held in the industry, having operated a portable saw mill for a few years as well as working as a timber cruiser and in timber tree reproduction. Combined with my environmental science background in college, the forest products industry is an area of interest I am well versed in.

Company: Custom Source Woodworking

I worked there from 1/2017 until 9/2018

Freelance Writer

Full page article about the environmental and economic impact of damming the Deschutes River titled, "Capitol Lake, Historic Swamp: the History Behind Olympia's Most Controversial Park".

Company: The Cooper Point Journal

I worked there from 2/2018 until /

Research Tech

Currently I work as a research technician for the University of New Mexico's neuroscience department. Specifically, I am involved in research that looks at the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol on the developing brain.

Company: The University of New Mexico

I worked there from 11/2020 until now

Content I Write