ScienceOnline2011 – introducing the participants

As I do every year, this is a series of posts introducing attendees/participants of ScienceOnline2011. You can find them all on the list, but it may help if you get them in smaller chunks, focusing on a few at a time.

Jennifer Rohn is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University College London. She founded and runs LabLit.com, she blogs at Mind the Gap and tweets as @jennyrohn. Jennifer wrote two books of fiction, both happening in a laboratory setting – Experimental Heart (which I loved) and The Honest Look which I just got in the mail and am looking forward to reading. Jenny was the 2008 editor of Open Laboratory, yet we have not met in real life yet – we will, finally, in January.

Maryn McKenna is a freelance journalist, author and blogger. She blogs at Superbug and tweets as @marynmck. Her latest book is the excellent Superbug.

Val Jones is the CEO of Better Health, LLC, a health education company devoted to providing scientifically accurate health information to consumers. She also blogs at Science-Based Medicine and she tweets as @drval.

Janet Stemwedel is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. She is one of the few people to come to all five ScienceOnline meetings, and one of only two to actually lead a session or speak every single year! She blogs on Adventures in Ethics and Science and tweets as @docfreeride. I interviewed Janet for the blog a couple of years ago.

Sandra Porter is the President of Digital World Biology. She blogs at Discovering Biology in a Digital World and tweets as @digitalbio

Stephanie Zvan is a science fiction and fantasy writer. She blogs at Almost Diamonds and tweets as @szvan. I interviewed Stephanie for the blog last year.

Maria Droujkova is the Director of Natural Math in Cary, NC and she tweets as @mariadroujkova. Check out her blog interview from a few months ago.

Dave Mosher is a Reporter for Wired Science and he tweets as @davemosher.

Evelyn Lynge is a Geologist and is the Co-President of the Jacksonville branch of The American Association of University Women and one of the people who has been to every one of our conferences so far.

Alexandra Levitt is a student at Duke University and a HASTAC scholar.

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