Hello, everyone! I’m Nichola – 28 years old, newly married, and currently teaching high school science in northern Illinois. I am truly passionate about science, nature, and the environment, and I can’t believe I get to make a living talking about it all day! I have a strange sense of humor and a love affair with music (thanks, Dad), as well as hard head and even harder work ethic (thanks, Mom). I hope that by sharing my ideas and experiences, I can inspire, connect, and bring happiness to a world that could use a few more smiles. Enjoy!