I write about science, with a particular penchant for marine biology. I also write science fiction and fantasy. Sometimes I write for grown-ups and sometimes I write for kids.

I also make art, mostly comics. Also technical illustrations, calligraphy, and origami.

And I talk about all these things to all kinds of audiences.

For my PhD, I studied baby squid at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. Before that, I got a BA in Biology from the College of Creative Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

I live in San Jose, California, with my husband, kids, cats, and plants. You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

My name rhymes with Banana Cough.