My name is Zak Bolender, and I am a Journalism student at the University of Wyoming. I will be maintaining this blog for my Writing for the Web course for the Fall 2012 semester, but I am excited about keeping it going indefinitely. My general background is in science, specifically Astronomy and Physics, and my goals for the future include writing for a science newsmagazine, such as Discover, New Scientist, Scientific American, Wired, etc. As a science nut, I fall to the left in most political discussions, which can be somewhat isolating living in Wyoming. I believe discovery, innovation and education are vital factors in America’s continued status as a world leader. Someday I hope to write about incredible discoveries yet to be made! A link to my portfolio site is here.