MEET THE AUTHORS

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STEPHANIE DEPPE (SHE/HER)

Cofounder

Astronomy Content Strategist

Vera C Rubin Observatory

Obsessed with Oreos, being outdoors, and her cat.

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JACQUELINE GOLDSTEIN (SHE/HER)

Cofounder, Author

Instructional Designer

MIT Communication Lab

Loves hiking, organizing, experimenting with gluten-free baking, and whiskey.

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NIVEEN ABIGHANNAM (SHE/HER)

Author

SciComm Researcher and Educator

University of Texas at Austin

Enjoys quiet spaces, but will break any awkward silence in one of three languages. Often found starting DIY projects or Marie-Kondo'ing something (next on the list is her "To Read" folder).

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JOSHUA BUCHI (HE/HIM)

Author

Student

Stanford University

Loves fiction and writing fiction; runs Dungeons & Dragons games for his friends; orange juice aficionado.

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CAROLYN PRALLE (SHE/HER)

Author

Wildlife Researcher
University of Rhode Island

I love swamps and marshes. I appreciate but fear millipedes. So far, I've been to nineteen countries on five continents.

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IRIS DU (SHE/HER)

Author

Medical Writer

INVIVO Communications

Loves camping, sketching, reading, a good cup of coffee, and all the dogs.

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KIRSTEN GIESBRECHT (SHE/HER)

Author

Graduate Student

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Commonly found mushroom foraging with her dog

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MICHAEL GOLDEN (HE/HIM)

Author

Partnerships and Alumni Officer

National Youth Forum (Australia)

Can be entertained for hours on end watching just about any kind of sport, Indulges far too regularly in pastries from the local cafe, Can scientifically prove that dogs are better than people

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REYHANEH MAKTOUFI

Author

Civic Science Misinformation Fellow
Rita Allen Foundation, NOVA | PBS

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KAY MCCALLUM (THEY/THEM)

Author

PhD Student

McMaster University

Loves bookbinding, baking, crochet, and cosplay

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TEODORA STOICA, PHD (SHE/HER)

Author

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Arizona

Makes noises on the cello that are sometimes melodious, amateur birder.

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TONY VAN WITSEN

Author

Once climbed a vertical ice pitch blindfolded

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MEGAN WIDDOWS (SHE/HER)

Author

Associate Health Writer

Association of British Science Writers

I love going to the theatre (especially musicals!), reading, and trying new restaurants (I have a major sweet tooth!)