What Does Maren Do?
I earned my dual BS in Biology and Environmental Science from the College of William & Mary, and then received my MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. This has given me a solid background in both the science itself and science's public face in the media.
I'm now based in both the San Francisco Bay Area, US and London, UK. I am a contributing science writer and video host for Seeker, where I research, write, and present videos on science news topics. At Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) I translate their exciting scientific work into YouTube videos that take the viewer inside the lab. For these videos I also research, write, host, interview, film, and edit the content I create, giving me experience in all aspects of the production process. I create similar videos as a freelance video producer for other science and media clients, like The Gladstone Institutes.
I have also written on a freelance basis—both for video (SciShow and PBS Digital Studios) and for print (including DoYouYoga, Lateral Magazine, and Sierra Magazine). I make videos on my personal science YouTube channel, too.
Making science friendly, fun, and engaging while increasing scientific literacy is just one of my many interests. I am also a trained stage and screen actress, a social media strategist, a basic web developer, a beginning animator, an experienced yoga, pilates, and group fitness instructor and a certified personal trainer. I speak fluent French, have played the cello professionally, I'm always looking to learn something new —and I'd love to work with you.