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What Does Maren Do?

Short answer: I can't stop asking questions! 
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Long answer: I am both a scientist and an artist. That means I've done scientific research (my work focuses on the vaginal microbiome and its impact on overall health) but I also make media—usually ABOUT science.


I'm the host of the TV documentary series 'Forging the Future' (episode 3) and contributed to its scripting and production. Previously, I was a regular contributing science script writer and video host for Seeker—researching, writing, and presenting videos on science news topics. I co-host, write, and produce the podcast Surprisingly Brilliant, a science history podcast from Seeker and iHeart Radio (which is currently being developed into a book!)


I'm a freelance science video writer, host, and producer, having created videos for science and media clients like Lawrence Livermore National Lab,  FoodUnfolded, and Bright Trip.


I make science content for my popular YouTube channel, TikTok, and Instagram platforms too!

But making science friendly, fun, and engaging is just one of my many interests. 


I am also a trained stage and screen actress, as well as an aspiring screenwriter & filmmaker with several narrative and factual projects in development.  And just for fun—I'm an experienced & certified yoga/pilates instructor and personal trainer.


I'm always looking to learn something new—

and I'd love to work with you.


  • The College of William & Mary: Dual BS in Biology & Environmental Science (2015)

  • Imperial College London: MSc in Science Communication, with distinction (2017) 

  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM): MSc in Medical Microbiology, with merit (2021)

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