I am a PhD student, biotech researcher, and science communicator.

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They say STEM grad students should read a paper a day. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. I’m not quite there yet. But I am tracking peer-reviewed journal articles I’ve read and loved here. Hopefully, that’s also making them more accessible.

This is also a student support blog. I’ve started a PhD in the field of bioengineering this 2020, and I’ll try to keep you informed on what I learn along the way. That means lots of science, student life, study tips, the after-college job hunt, and an occasional random topic in the name of work/life balance.

I started Bio By The Bay for three reasons:

  • For my community. I know many students passionate about science. This site began as a way to support and cheer them on.
  • Professional development. Scientific literacy & communication skills is a personal and professional skill I’d like to have. I can practice here.
  • Just for fun. I love to write, and in the spirit of lifelong learning, I have here a convenient outlet.

Check out our sister organization, Mentors Now!

Let’s connect!

You can send questions, comments, etc. to info [at] biobythebay.com. Or you can follow us on Instagram.


Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information; it is a creative human activity.

Stephen Jay Gould

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.

Rosalind Franklin

It is very unfortunate if your theory predicts the presence of negative rabbits.

Stuart Kauffman

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