In this episode, I speak with Morgan Merriman, Instructional Designer at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. Interested in science at an early age, in high school Morgan became particularly intrigued by research and the scientific method, which led to her studying biology and working in a lab in college. She went to graduate school expecting to earn a PhD in Neurobiology, but ultimately decided that she was more interested in educational processes than research, and left with a master’s degree to become a high school science teacher. She then transitioned into her current role as an instructional designer. We’ll talk about all these experiences and of course find out what her job is like.