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, with distinction. This has given me a solid background in both science itself and science's public face in the media. 


I'm now completing a second MSc, this time in Medical Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). In furthering my scientific education, I hope to continue building my career as both a scientist and a science communicator.


I am a contributing science script writer and video host for Seeker, where I research, write, and present videos on science news topics. I also co-host, write, and produce the podcast Surprisingly Brilliant, a science chistory podcast from Seeker and iHeart Radio. 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 also write on a freelance basis—both for video (SciShow and PBS Digital Studios) and for print (including DoYouYogaLateral MagazineSierra Magazine). I make videos on my personal science YouTube channel, too! 


Making science friendly, fun, and engaging 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.

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