About Me


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I have a M.S. in Bacteriology and an undergraduate degree in art.  After doing medical research for ten years, I now stay at home in Edina, Minnesota with my three kids, culturing more germs than ever and working as a science communicator in person, print, on TV, and online.

Science can be as easy as baking.  I encourage everyone to open their kitchen cabinets and stir up some science.  My first book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids  (Quarry Books) is available wherever books are sold. (Go to Quarry’s site for quick links to retailers.) My next book, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, also from Quarry Books, comes out Spring of 2016.

If you live in the Twin Cities, you’ll  find me demonstrating science experiments on NBC affiliate, Kare 11’s Sunrise news, and every other Wednesday on WCCO‘s MidMorning show (CBS.)

Between experiments and writing, I teach microbiology to nursing students and add experiments and videos to KidScience App. I also love to paint, sing, and play the banjo.

You can email me at kitchenpantryscientist@earthlink.net.

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