Shelby Whitehead is native to Elizabethton, Tenn. She is currently living in Knoxville, Tenn. where she studies Biological Sciences and Journalism and Electronic Media with a concentration in Science Communications at the University of Tennessee. Shelby is a Leadership and Service Ambassador at UT and has interned with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Ask A Scientist Corporation. She is currently writing the university newsletter for the Microbiology Department and works in the Wilhelm Microbiology Laboratory. Shelby’s favorite journalist is Anderson Cooper. Shelby enjoys reading, writing, traveling and being outdoors.