What Does Maren Do?
Short answer: I can't stop asking questions!
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!)
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)