Shannon Hudson spent most of her time growing up in Alabama (Roll Tide!!!), running though her agronomist father’s research plots, playing with bugs, and dissecting dead animals under her parents’ supervision. Moving North she graduated from Purdue University and in 1990 she was offered her dream job of teaching middle school science in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and has been there ever since. She has taught science and health to grades 5–9 using mainly problem-based learning, STEAM, and inquiry learning techniques. Over time, she has been honored to serve as NSTA Director, District X (2015–2018, 2020–2021), Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. president and Conference Chairperson (2018 to present), all the Indiana Middle Level Educators Association leadership positions (2009–2014), and NMLSTA raffle chairperson and board member (2014–2018). She now proudly serves as an adjunct professor for Ivy Tech teaching aspiring elementary teachers science methods.