Our Contributors

Here at GotScience Magazine we are dedicated to making science accessible to everyone. We have been delivering multimedia science news to the public since 2014. Our mission is to expand your scientific knowledge. To that end, we translate complex research findings into accessible insights on science, nature, and society. The views expressed in this publication are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily represent those of other contributors, editors, or Science Connected.


Editor in Chief: Kate Stone

Freeimages.com/Ryan DayKate is a nonfiction author, journalist, and linguist with 20 years of experience in print and digital media, scientific research, and academic writing. She brings her passions for science, digital literacy, and social benefit to GotScience.org. Kate is the president and chief executive of Science Connected, the nonprofit corporation that publishes GotScience.org.



Lead Copy Editor: Jess Romaine

Jess is a freelance copy editor who works in support of effective, clear communication between authors and readers. She draws on her many years of experience, diverse education in writing and literature, specialized study in copy editing, precise attention to detail, and passion for written language. Connect with her at editorjromaine.com.



GotScience Contributors

Max Goldberg

Max Goldberg in the fieldMax contributes wildlife photography accompanied by descriptions of his adventures. He grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs and now attends Iowa State University, majoring in aerospace engineering. In addition to flying radio-controlled planes and engineering his own RC creations, Max is a skillful wildlife photographer. His photos have won four Best in Show awards at the Lake County Fair. You can enjoy more of his photography on Flickr.


Neha Jain

Neha JainNeha is a freelance science writer based in Hong Kong who has a passion for sharing science with everyone. She writes about biology, conservation, and sustainable living. She has worked in a cancer research lab and facilitated science learning among elementary school children through fun, hands-on experiments. Visit her blog Life Science Exploration to read more of her intriguing posts on unusual creatures and our shared habitat. Follow Neha on Twitter @lifesciexplore.


Shayna Keyles

shayna-keylesIn Science Connected, Shayna found a way to balance her two passions of communications and curiosity. As our PR Coordinator, she explores opportunities for Science Connected to engage with community and media partners. Shayna writes for GotScience Magazine when time permits, primarily about earth sciences and microbiology. She also edits for Ulysses Press and serves on the board of SF International Association of Business Communicators.


Emily Rhode

emily-rhodeEmily is a freelance science writer and municipal water resources educator. Her goal is to make science accessible and interesting for everyone. She has worked as an outdoor environmental educator, science teacher, and professional communicator and trainer. You can follow her on Twitter @riseandsci.



Norman Rusin

norman-rusinNorman is a freelance copy editor and journalist who assists writers to produce sound and telling communications. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in Italian Studies. In his research, he looks at how science, literature, and art complement each other in our understanding of the world. Connect with him at normanrusin77@gmail.com.



Cathy Seiler

cathy-seilerDr. Cathy Seiler is the manager of the Biobank Core Facility at Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Boston University and her PhD at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, studying cancer. In her spare time, Cathy is the editor for ISBER News and writes about science and the life of a scientist on her blog Things I Tell My Mom.


Steven Spence

Steven SpenceSteven contributes photography and general science articles to GotScience. His extensive body of work in nature photography is both beautiful and informative. He enjoys photography, nature, and science, and is an avid fan of Calvin and Hobbes. Steven researches his subjects, showcases his concerns about the environment, and advocates for more biodiversity and fewer pesticides in agriculture.



Elizabeth Sullivan

cropped-Got-Science-Image-1.jpgElizabeth is a copy editor and a poet. Her poetry frequently grows out of close observation of the natural world. She also loves science that she can understand, so she’s a perfect match for GotScience. You can email her at mennascriptorium@gmail.com.



Jonathan Trinastic

jonathan-trinasticDr. Jonathan Trinastic earned his PhD in physics at the University of Florida. He is interested in renewable energy technology and sustainable energy policies, as well as living by Ernst Schumacher’s mantra that “small is beautiful.” Read more of Jonathan’s work at his personal blog, Goodnight Earth, and follow him on Twitter @jptrinastic. All views expressed are solely his own and do not reflect those of his employer.


Emily Willoughby

emily willoughbyEmily is a freelance writer, paleontological illustrator, and nature photographer with a passion for anything and everything with feathers. Her work—ranging from paleoart to science communication on evolution—has been featured in journals, books, and museums around the world. Her artwork, photography, and social media links can be found on emilywilloughby.com. She is currently working toward a graduate degree in cognitive psychology.


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