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!

Science can be as easy as baking.  I encourage parents to open their kitchen cabinets, stir up some science with their kids, and feed those hungry minds.  My first book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids is out from Quarry Books, as part of their Hands-On Family series, and I couldn’t be more excited! You can order it online from any major book retailer (or go to Quarry’s site for quick links to retailers.)

If you live in the Twin Cities, you can find me doing science once a month on NBC affiliate, Kare 11’s Sunrise news.

For the past two years, I’ve served as an Earth Ambassador for NASA and worked with the Science Museum of Minnesota to educate the public about climate change. Sadly, NASA’s funding was recently cut and the program was discontinued.

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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