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My name is Amber and I am both a scientist and a writer. I am writing these hubs for three main reasons: (1) because I love science (2) I'm passionate about pretty much everything (but espeically saving the planet) and (3) I love writing.

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from Syracuse University and a Master's in Material Sciences and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During my studies I was mostly interested in green technology and I even did my undergraduate thesis on Quantum Dots, or semiconducting nanoparticles which some people believe to be the future of photovoltaics.

During my undergraduate days, I minored in geography with a focus on renewable technology and how humans are impacting the Earth. I have also seen first hand what global environmental change is capable of and have felt the negative consequences when my hometown flooded three years ago and pretty much washed away or severly damaged the entire downtown area. I am not saying all of this simply to toot my own horn, but to show that I do know what I am talking about.

I've got a lot to say. I hope some of you stick around to see more from me.