About the Writer

Samantha (Sam) Jones is a science researcher and writer based in San Diego, working toward a PhD in biomedical science.

headshot_1Sam grew up in the Boston area as an avid Red Sox fan and lover of lobster. She escaped developing a Boston accent, although she has been asked to do one by most people she meets.

She attended Vassar College in New York, studying biology and secondary science education, while competing on the swim team and actively avoiding frostbite after winter practices.

In 2011, she moved to the Midwest to accept a position as a research technician at Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri. Aftera couple of years, and many delicious barbeque ribs later, Sam moved to San Diego to start her PhD in the Biomedical Sciences program at UCSD. She recently advanced to candidacy and is working toward graduating in 2018.

When not in the lab, you can find her writing, swimming, teaching yoga, and spending time outside appreciating the beautiful San Diego weather. She’s working toward a future that involves science journalism and increasing public science literacy through education and conversation.