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, where I'm now completing an MSc in medical microbiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
I am a contributing science script 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 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.