About Us

We are…

… well-educated scientists!

The authors of Umbrella Brain are empowered female scientists employed with Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Fordham University, AmeriCorps, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Institutes of Health, Boston Science Communications.

We share a passion for science and are motivated to tell it like it is. We are college graduates, graduate students, PhD-candidates, PhDs, post-doctoral researchers, young professionals, and science writers.

… well-rounded, fun people!

Collectively, we study neuroscience, psychology, nutrition, development, evolutionary biology, anthropology, music, yoga, martial arts, culinary arts, and many other things!

…active within our professions!

We are members of AAAS, Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Neuroethology, National Association for Science Writers, Acoustical Society of America, and other professional societies.

… dedicated to serving our communities!

We volunteer with WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering), ARISE (Advancing Rhode Island Science Education), Psi Chi, AmeriCorps, and other organizations.

… here to share our love of science with you!

Ask us questions, and tell us what you’d like us to write about. We hope to help you discern scientific information from misinformation.  We aim to support your health and happiness through scientific enlightenment.

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