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 produce websites for NASA (Space Place, Climate Kids, and SciJinks), 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!