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 Multimedia Science Communication from Imperial College London. This has given me both a solid background in the science and a global perspective on science and its public face in the media.
I'm now based in both the San Francisco Bay Area, USA 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 work into YouTube videos that take the viewer inside the Lab. For these videos I serve as the researcher, writer, host, interviewer, videographer, and editor for 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/or media clients too, 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. I love that I get to mix my passion for performance and communication with my love of science and curiosity.
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.