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Derek LaBarron

Derek LaBarron

Username: phoenixascendant

Joined in August 2017

  • About

    I grew up in the middle of small town New York, where my nearest neighbors were the deer poking around the garden every morning. I made it through high school fairly easily and worked to be Valedictorian of my graduating class. I also began participating in music and theater during those years. Upon graduating and moving to Elmira College, I followed a degree in Biology and dabbling in Theater and English classes which became a hobby for me. I participated in acapella and theater for all four years of my college experience for personal fun, and worked the summers their on research projects, one of which I presented to the American Society of Mammalogists in Philadelphia.

    After four years and one degree I moved to Maine to pursue a degree in STEM Education where I completed all of my coursework and now work towards finishing that all encapsulating project, my Master's Thesis. Up in Maine I helped found a short lived poetry society that officially met for 3 months before we decided that we no longer wanted formal meetings as we all were friends and saw each other anyway. With a new focus on education and the future of our people, the students I will eventually teach I began to stay more up to date with current affairs both politically and socially.

    Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a bit of an awkward goof, and I revel in that description. Being a goof allows me to cheer people, which is one of my favorite things to do. I therefore hope that some of my articles reach you, future readers, and that they bring some light to your lives. <3

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