“Team@expii” is a weekly blog series to help our followers get to know us here at Expii.
Meet Deena Hauze!
Deena is one of our Biology Content Writers, and has been with us since June. Get to know her in her interview below.
Where are you from? What was your hometown like?
I’m from Everett, Pennsylvania. It’s a very small town surrounded by farmland and honestly, there wasn’t much to do. My younger days were spent exploring the forest around my house with my older brother, helping out at my neighbors farm, and building things with my dad.
What are your personal interests/hobbies?
I absolutely adore science, it gives me a unique insight about how the world works. I study chemistry, but I am also interested by other fields like mathematics and biology. Chemistry is definitely my passion though, it is fascinating to see how atoms come together to form much greater things. There is beauty in its complexity. Video games are another interest of mine, Final Fantasy XIV is by far my favorite game. I also play the drums and xylophone. Finally, I enjoy creating art and going on adventures with my corgi.
How did you get into science? What do you like about it?
I’ve always found science interesting, but I hadn’t considered making a career out of it. I thought it would be too difficult. When I entered university, I took an introductory chemistry course and it just clicked. I absolutely fell in love. I switched my major to chemistry halfway through that semester and never looked back. Since then, I have become involved in research, outreach, and teaching science. I thrive when I am working in the lab and when I am helping others understand the beauty of science.
What’s a unique fact about you?
I collect antique science equipment. My favorite is an old university microscope, it even came with the original slides! I’m also a corgi fanatic.
What’s your favorite thing about Expii?
I love the passion everyone here has for science and mathematics. Everyone truly wants to help others understand the beauty and intricacy of these subjects. It’s rare to find a group of people so dedicated to sharing their passion with the world. It’s both inspiring and humbling.