Formerly an intern with EARTH, Timothy Oleson is currently a staff writer for the magazine; he also writes the Bare Earth Elements blog for EARTH's website. Based in beautiful Madison, Wis., his scientific interests span the geosciences from biogeochemistry to seismology to space science. Before beginning a long-sought-after transition to science writing, Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Tufts University, followed by a master’s and doctorate in geology/biogeochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Following a stint as a post-doctoral researcher, and ever a student, he re-enrolled at UW and earned a master’s in journalism while focusing on science writing. Outside of work, Tim is into running, hiking, traveling/exploring, dabbling in the kitchen and trying anything new (at least once).