Amber Dance is an intern for QUEST. She earned her Ph.D in Biology at UC San Diego, and before that studied the subject at Brown University. Amber grew up in State College, Pennsylvania. She was always interested in science, pestering her mother with dozens of "why" questions. While at UCSD, she discovered there are people who make their careers writing about scientific discoveries. Determined to join their ranks, she interned at the Los Angeles Times and is currently a science communication student at UC Santa Cruz. She delights in showing up after all the difficult experiments are finished, and being the one to share the discoveries with regular people. As the winter QUEST intern, Amber is taking the opportunity to learn all about broadcast. After this year, she hopes to finally have enough education and start working.