Science Refinery is owned and operated exclusively by Lauren Meyer. For a full recounting of my professional and academic career, see my CV.
I grew up near Madison, Wisconsin, graduating Valedictorian of McFarland High School in 2006. I then attended Denison University in Ohio, receiving a B.S. with a Psychology major, Biology minor, and Neuroscience concentration in 2010. I was magna cum laude and I earned the prestigious President’s Medal for my widespread campus involvement. I next ventured to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the highly respected Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology. With Hill Goldsmith as my mentor, I was part of the Twin Autism Project lab. I earned my M.S. in December, 2011.
A seminar on polishing scholarly communication turned out to be one of my favorite graduate courses. I also greatly enjoyed workshops and courses through the UW Writing Center and the Delta Program in Teaching and Learning. I would often procrastinate my own work to help my fellow graduate students improve their writing, posters, and talks. Finally it dawned on me—this is what I really love doing! Convinced to follow my shifting passions and goals, I left my doctoral program in May 2013 to pursue science communication consulting full-time.
I’m excited to help you communicate your science so you can get back to doing the science you love. Contact me and let’s make your science sing!
PS: For those interested in the more personal stuff, here’s a quick rundown. I married my high school sweetheart Kristofer in January 2013 and we moved to the gorgeous Missoula, Montana that June. He works in the University of Montana’s Department of Laboratory Animal Resources. Our feisty cat Mateo would probably be upset if I didn’t mention him, too.