Katie Parzych is a PhD candidate in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan studying how cells recycle parts of themselves to survive. In addition to research, Katie enjoys teaching undergraduate biology classes and is working towards a graduate teacher certificate. When not geeking out about microbiology and yeast, Katie can usually be found acting on stage with a number of Ann Arbor’s local theatre groups.
Brooke Horton is a science writer with a Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. Her love for all things science is outweighed only by her desire to share it with the public. When not developing carpal tunnel syndrome from furiously typing out her next piece, she can usually be found watching documentaries while bundled up with her adorable, moody Shih Tzus.
Ryan McCarty is a PhD student in the Joint Program in English and Education, studying the ways that individuals learn while translating between diverse language settings. He's also likes a little bit of comic books and politics in his life, along with as much time as possible bumming around with his family.