#1953 ROSALIND SPANKLIN
WHAT'S IN A NAME
HOW I FOUND ROLLER DERBY
POSITION I PLAY
LIFE OUTSIDE OF DERBY
STRANGEST THING IN MY GEAR BAG
BIGGEST GOAL FOR 2015
ADVICE TO OTHERS WHO WANT TO TRY ROLLER DERBY
It is a play off of a scientist named Rosalind Franklin. Her research was crucial in
discovering the structure of DNA in the 1950's; however, she wasn't
credited for her contribution to the discovery until much later. I got
my degree in developmental biology/genetics, so I wanted my name to be something science-y.
1953 - the year Watson and Crick's paper on
DNA structure was published.
I heard about the Jewel City Roller Girls a while ago and
thought roller derby sounded rad. I lived in England for 6 months and when I got back home, I felt daring. I got involved when Todd (a JCRG ref at the time) said I should go to practice. I was totally out of mycomfort zone (and I still am at times), but it was totally worth it!I skated as a kid at birthday parties, and I think I started again in February of 2014.
Blocker usually. Jamming could be fun if
it didn't stress me out so much.
Teach biology, tutor math, play sweet tunes, read classic novels, drink whiskey, other stuff too
Coming back to derby after breaking my ankle!
What is the strangest thing in your gear bag? There is a 1 year old
granola bar wrapper in there (i.e., my bag is normal).
I want to get stronger, faster, and play in a bout!
I have my PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Also, one time, I fit an entire doughnut in my mouth.
Anything you want to add? Everyone should try derby! It will
challenge (and change) you, but it will be super fun and you’ll meet
some great people doing it!