I’m a PhD in molecular and cell biology, hoping to eventually find my way into science policy or science communication. Though I study the development and genetics of fruit flies, I have a background in art and love to find cool ways to visually represent science for those interested in learning about it. I also talk about politics. A lot. I’m a proud feminist and progressive, and I aim to combine my powers of scientific knowledge, art, and passion for politics to advocate for social change.

You might be wondering why I called my blog Cactus Galactus. That’s good. People should ask “Why?” more. The name came about while my husband and I were driving home from southern California and coming up with random phrases, and we both thought it sounded catchy. And there you have it.

(Photo by Simone Anne)