I’m a PhD in molecular and cell biology, working as a medical writer. Though I spend my days helping to bring medical research to the masses, I’m an artist at heart (and in my spare time), 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)