Denise Coberley is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics and Technology. She has a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Minor in Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University. Her interests are in science communication and the language of science policy. Her work has included the use of corpus linguistic analysis to determine grammatical features of agricultural and conservation communication within University Extension. Denise was a high school science teacher for 23 years before coming back to continue her education in 2018.