Blake is a native of Gunter, Texas. She boasted during her interview of having mouse experience as a child where her pet rodents (mice and rats) were apparently kept alive for an impressive stretch.  She graduated from University of Texas  (pardon me, ma’am, that’s THE University of Texas  at Austin) with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a concentration in Social Aspects of Health and Disease; she plans to pursue a career in medicine.  She is now working to keep the lab rats (both rodent and human) in line and has so far been able to accomplish both with aplomb.