I was born in California and spent my childhood building radio sets with my parents (who wanted their daughter to love engineering as much as they did); making up adventures for my stuffed animals with my sister; playing Cosmic Osmo on a black and white Macintosh computer; and capturing our beautiful world on film, on photo paper (with a pinhole camera), and in pixels. I loved science because it allowed me to understand the natural phenomena that make up life. My excitement about science led me to study chemistry in college and eventually get my PhD in biochemistry. While I was working on my PhD project, I realized I loved telling students and the general public about how neat science is. It is my goal to make science relevant and accessible to everyone and to encourage young scientists.
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