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Rae Ellen Bichell is a science journalist based in Colorado. She previously covered biomedical research and basic science for National Public Radio.
Bichell learned the audio ropes at member stations in Nashville and Seattle, and at NPR as a 2013 Kroc fellow. As a Fulbright grantee in Finland, she learned that ice swimming and reindeer spine soup are not only tolerable, but even enjoyable.
At Yale, she studied anthropology, journalism, and anything that involved handling insects and plants.
You can find her on Twitter @raelnb.
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