Cultivating curiosity and appreciation for science and nature one giggle at a time.

About the Author


Hi, I’m Katie. I’m the author and illustrator of Beatrice the Biologist. I’m a former high school biology teacher who simply loves to talk, write, and read about science.

I live in Los Angeles, where I work as a web producer, freelance for educational publishers and nonprofits, and blog at Symbiartic over at Scientific American.

My first book, What’s in Your Genes?, was published in 2014. It’s a conversational overview of genetics with lots of jokes and doodles. You should definitely read it. I hear it’s rather good.

I also designed a science-ish iPhone/iPad game called Amoeboid, along with the dynamic duo at Tip Tok.

Yay, science and nature!



Are you interested in a logo, comic, illustration, or infographic? Well, guess what! I take commissions!