Last Tuesday, I spoke alongside some truly inspirational scientists who blew me away with their research, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge. The event was called Science & Storytelling and focused on people with different backgrounds and areas of expertise coming together to discuss the importance of promoting science.
Summer Ash is an astrophysicist and the Director of Outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy. It was amazing hearing her talk with infectiously charismatic astrophysicist, Jedidah Isler, about black holes and blazars.
I could listen to Hopi Hoekstra talk about her research with mice all day. Her lab at Harvard studies absolutely everything about genetic adaptation from morphology to behavior. Discussing what we can learn about our genes through the study of mice is nothing short of fascinating.
Finally our moderator for the event was Law & Order: SVU writer, Samantha Corbin-Miller.
It was a great event and I hope to keep in touch with many of these brilliant minds leading the charge for discovery, innovation and learning.